Non-resumption of India-Pakistan postal services: New Delhi raises matter with UN postal body

WION New Delhi, India Nov 21, 2019, 03.35 PM(IST) Written By: Sidhant Sibal Edited By: Sparshita Saxena

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While Pakistani media reported that services are to be resumed, Thursday saw none present from the Pakistani side at the Wagha border. 

While postal services between India and Pakistan have not been resumed yet, the Indian Department of Posts has raised the matter with the United Nations' Post Union. 

Switzerland-based Universal Post Union is the United Nations' specialised body which coordinates postal policies and global postal systems. 

The 145-year old body is one of the oldest bodies of the UN.

While Pakistani media reported that services are to be resumed, Thursday saw none present from the Pakistani side at the Wagha border. 

The chief postmaster general of Punjab Circle was informed by Pakistan last evening of having received instructions from their authorities wherein it was communicated that normal exchanges will be initiated from Thursday.

Nonetheless, India's postal department will be sending personnel on a daily basis if Pakistan plans to send their representative with the posts.

It is for the first time in 70 years when postal services between India and Pakistan have been stopped.

Pakistan had unilaterally stopped postal services with India in the backdrop of the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and kashmir in August this year.