MIRPUR (AJK) - The Pakistan Post Office deputy postmaster general (Kashmir Region) inaugurated the Urgent Mail Service-Counter Collection in Azad Jammu Kashmir during a ceremony held at Mirpur GPO.

In Azad Jammu Kashmir, the UMS-CC would be available at six GPOs in Muzaffarabad, Rawalakot, Bagh, Kotli, Bhimbher and Mirpur. The Pakistan Post Office has launched the UMS-CC services at about 83 general post offices across the country to ensure safe, sound and swift delivery of articles.

Highlighting the salient features of the new postal service, Muhammad Nawaz, the chief post master of Mirpur, said that the articles to be booked under the new service could be collected by the receivers from the GPO concerned till 8.30 pm during working days.

He said that the service has been introduced to facilitate the masses with the safe and proper delivery within 24 hours after booking of the article from any assigned destination.

The CPM further said that besides the address of the concerned receiver at the destination, the sender will have to display the telephone/mobile number of the addressee. The GPO concerned at the receiving end would be bound to immediately inform the addressee to collect the article from the counter within the official time.

Nawaz said that there would be no additional charges for the booking of articles under the newly introduced UMS-CC service. It was also told on the occasion that there were a total of 208 UMS-CC booking post offices across Pakistan including AJK. However, the new service would be available only at the 83 general post offices.

Death anniversary of Jamal Afghani observed: Jammu-Kashmir People's Freedom League (JKPFL) Chairman Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has paid glowing tribute to Abdul Khaliq Ganai alias Jamal Afgani for laying down his lifein the line of freedom struggle.

Commemorating the services of the martyred leader, Farooq Rehmani eulogized, recollected Abdul Khaliq's struggle and sacrifice for the freedom of Kashmir, whence the great leader was arrested by Indian army on December 14, 1993 and tortured to death, after which his mutilated dead body was thrown at Sopore-Kupwara Road.

He resolved that Kashmiris would always remember Jamal Afghani's role as a front rank freedom fighter and commander who worked for the cause of Kashmir tirelessly from 1970s till his martyrdom in 1993.

"The ongoing Kashmir movement has an unparalleled power of resistance against tyranny and illegal occupation and will never fade way", he declared.

He said that the UNO should initiate solid measures for the resolution of Kashmir dispute in line with its resolutions and honoured the sacrifices of over 100,000 Kashmiris who were martyred by Indian occupied forces.

Farooq Rehmani said, "Without Kashmir's freedom, peace will continue to remain a pipe dream in South Asia. It is necessary to translate the dream of peace and progress into reality, creating a congenial atmosphere in the sub-continent to resolve the conflict", he resolved

Meanwhile, reports said that citizens of Indian held Kashmir offered Fateh at the grave of the Jamal Afghani in Kaloosa-Bandipora, and a meeting was held at the office of the People's Freedom League in Srinagar to commemorate his martyrdom.

On the occasion, JKPFL General Secretary Haji Ghulam Ahmad Paray vowed to continue the peaceful struggle for the liberation of Jammu and Kashmir.