LAHORE - Pakistan Postal Services Director General Fakir Syed Shaharyuddin said on Sunday that entire network of Pakistan Postal Services was being computerized to achieve world standard.

Delivery of the service at door-steps of people with speed and accuracy would be ensured, he said in an exclusive interview with APP here.

He said, the department of Pakistan Post Office (PPO) is a public utility organisation and not merely profit earning entity.

“We are making our best efforts to ensure quality, quick, reliable and economical postal services to the society”, he said. He said PPO possessed vast potential which, he added, is being fully exploited to meet the future challenges without compromising on the quality of service.

The DG said that people from all walks of life have reposed their confidence in Pakistan Post Office as its postal services are much more comparatively better than all other private couriers in terms of economical rates, safe, fast and reliable.

He said the government is fully determined to make PPO a public welfare oriented organisation in the country, adding, entire staff of PPO are being trained through short courses to acquaint them with modern trends of marketing.

About the welfare of postal staff, the DG said the service structure of staff will be further improved subject to their contribution towards better postal services.

Fakir Syed Shaharyuddin said staff is backbone of any organisation, better package of facilities will be offered in due course of time.

The DG said PPO has tailored a master plan for quick application of modern IT technology for automation of counter activities, computer based tools like trace system, electronic money transfer and introduction of postal information system.

About performance of Punjab region headed by first time by a lady Postmaster General Ms Rubina Tayyab, he said that 85 per cent of the total number of 7397 posts offices are located in rural areas and provide postal services in far flung areas where no private sector is willing to deliver services.

He said this region delivered a record number of 254.394 million un-registered letters, aerogram, postcards, printed cards, newspapers, small packets during the last fiscal year.

About the deficit, he said that “If government liberalise its policy to some extent, PPO not only can overcome deficit but even can earn profit with joint ventures with private sector on modern scientific lines”.