Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Observes World Postal Day

October 12 (Ministry of Communications and Information Technology website): World Postal Day was celebrated today on October 9th by the Ministry of Communications and IT in the Postal Hall.

H. E. Eng. Abdul Wakil, the acting Minister of Communications and IT; top officials of the Ministry; representatives of postal private sectors as well as employees of the Ministry attended the ceremony.

The ceremony was started by a few verses of the holy Quran and National Anthem and later on, H. E. Eng. Abdul Wakil addressed the audience in regard to the importance of World Postal Day and said that this day was first observed on October 09, 1874 with the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and today this day is celebrated by 191 member countries of this Union.

Afghanistan entered into membership in this union in 1928 April and celebrates this day every year.

Mr. Wakil also underlined that Afghanistan first started facilitating the postal services during the government of King Shir Ali Khan.

Afghanistan has been provided with advanced postal services and there are 460 state-run active postal offices across the country.

Furthermore, the Ministry of Communications and IT issued seven licenses to national and International private sector to develop speedy postal services in the country including TNT, FedEx, DHL, Express Courier Services, Shaheen Post, EMS and Bakhtar Speedy postal services.