Today, World Postal Day is being celebrated all over the world, including Pakistan. Under the auspices of the United Nations Universal Postal Union, this day is celebrated on October 9 every year.
The purpose of this day is to legislate between countries on the postal delivery system, to highlight the importance and usefulness of the postal system despite the innovations of the new era, and to work for the development of the postal system.
Every year more than 160 countries around the world celebrate this day and each country that is a member of the UN special organization Universal Postal Union issues a special stamp on the occasion. This special institution was established on October 9, 1847.
Pakistan has played a very positive role in the activities of the Universal Postal Union.
The postal system is a historical and global system, a feature of which is that its historical reference dates back to the early days of Pharaoh Egypt 7,000 years before today. In the Babylonian era, public and private mail was transported from one city to another by fresh camels and horses.
The first post office in the Indian subcontinent was established in 1837, but British stamps have been in use for a long time, and finally in 1852, the first postage stamp was issued by Sir Bartley Frere.
The postage stamp was actually a British pronunciation of the word Sindh Post. When the British conquered Sindh, the old postal system here was insufficient to meet their military needs, which led them to devise a modern postal system.
After the partition of India, Pakistan Post started its operations from Lahore on August 15, 1947. In the same year, Pakistan Post became the ninth member of the Universal Postal Union. In 1948, Pakistan Post published its first commemorative stamp on the occasion of the country’s first Independence Day celebrations.
Even in modern times, the postal department has maintained its usefulness and has the most effective access to the public due to its extensive network across the country.
By sticking to the three golden principles of unity, organization and conviction stated by Quaid-e-Azam, the founder of Pakistan, in his monogram, Pakistan Post can guarantee a bright future and sustainable development of the country.