ISLAMABAD (APP) - Pakistan Post has taken various steps during recent past by launching a variety of new special Mail and Financial services which are running in competition with private courier services. This was stated by Additional Director General (Operations) Pakistan Post Fazli Sattar Khan while talking to APP here on Saturday. He said that the hallmarks of these premier postal services are cheaper rates, high efficiency and widest network. "To provide a more compact, prompt, reliable and time bound delivery system, the private sector cooperation was also secured in Karachi in delivery of SMS mail," he said. He said that the sub-contracting arrangements are being extended to Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Lahore to further tone up the efficiency of services. Fazli Sattar said in order to further update the special mail services and to offer a new package of facilities to the bulk and corporate users, contractual pickup and credit facilities have been provided in key cities of country. "All bulk customers including commercial organizations, institutions, multi-national companies can now avail PPSC,s pick up and credit facilities by filling up a client Registration Form available at nearest GPO/SMS Pick Up center which will provide all necessary details and fully help in completion of all formalities required for registration," he informed. He said that after registration, PPSC's courier will daily visit the offices of registered customers according to a pre-arranged schedule. Khan said emergency pick up facility is also available for registered customers. He said that in case of Airexpress & UMS, realisation of postage through franking machines is also acceptable.