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Pakistan Post to open 1,000 digital post offices by end of 2020

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The establishment of more than 1,000 Digital Franchise Post Offices all over Pakistan by the end of 2020 is under observation.

The Ministry of Communication and Postal Services in Pakistan has announced plans to establish more than 1,000 Digital Franchise Post Offices across the country by December 30, 2020.

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The steps taken by Prime Minister Imran Khan for the betterment of government institutions are beginning to bear fruit, important institutions as Pakistan Post have also started moving towards innovation.

The Digital Franchise Post Office program was launched more than 6 months ago under a public-private partnership for the establishment of digital post offices creating new employment opportunities all over the country while reviving the national post carrier. The project is set to provide direct employment to over 250,000 people in three years.

Moreover, 120 new digital post offices have already been opened. The government has so far received more than 20,000 applications for franchise opportunities, out of which 1,000 have been selected for establishing the new post offices this year.

According to the Ministry of Communications, the project will increase the number of Pakistan Post franchises across the country and provide quality and affordable services to the people in the nearest areas. The digital franchise will also provide financial services along with postal services.

The new post offices will be equipped with the latest technology replacing the age-old post offices providing quality services to the people. With the help of modern technology, parcel tracking and pick-up service will also be available.

The new project will directly employ 2.5 lakh people in three years. The program is aimed to bring Pakistan Post towards profitability in the coming years.

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