RAWALPINDI (Online) – Police have prevented the post offices in Rawalpindi from collecting utility bills from citizens due to lack of security arrangements.
Police said that Pakistan Post should ensure proper security arrangements in the post offices as per National Action Plan (NAP) and then allow them to collect utility bills.
Station House Officers (SHOs) have issued directives in this regard to the post masters of post offices located in their respective jurisdiction. This decision has led to add to the miseries of citizens as it has deprived them of the facility of paying utility bills in the post offices operating in their respective streets and mohallas.
Pakistan Post Rawalpindi sources have said that 18 post offices have already been closed down in Rawalpindi for want of security arrangements. However no security has been provided to other 60 post offices which are functioning.
Sources said that Pakistan Post administration has directed post men to collect the utility bills from the citizens on their own and deposit them in their respective post offices so that post office could not face any revenue shortfall.
Citizens have said that Pakistan Post and Police should evolve a joint strategy for collection of utility bills from them so that they could enjoy this facility.