ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Post has announced to deliver pensions of 1.5 million elderly retired government employees at their doorstep during the Holy Month of Ramazan.
According to press release, the decision was taken after special directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan aiming to facilitate elderly pensioners during COVID-19 epidemic.
Earlier, Pakistan Post had successfully delivered pensions at doorstep to all retired employees which was also prized and acknowledged by Universal Postal Union (UPU).
Pakistan Post employee had set an example of great velour and sacrifice during the difficult time of the global coronavirus pandemic.
Pakistan Post’s employee, Amanat is being hailed for hand-delivering pensions to 2, 72000 pensioners in two days.
The United Nations had also appreciated the efforts being undertaken by Pakistan Post amidst the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed had appreciated the Amanat and said that the entire staff working and fulfilling their national duties in such difficult times are true national heroes.
#PakistanPost has started delivering pensions to 1.5 million people at their doorstep to protect them from #coronavirus by ensuring social distancing & staying-at-home. In 3 days PKR 3.1 bn were paid out to 200,000 pensioners. @ImranKhanPTI @PakistanPMDU @PakPostOffice #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/0hKWeKDzLB
— UniversalPostalUnion (@UPU_UN) March 27, 2020