Minister for Postal Services takes strong notice of murder of Pakistan People’s Party leader

Islamabad: Federal Minister for Postal Services Sardar Mohammad Umar Gorgage has taken stern action against the alleged killing of PPP local leader of Ismail Nagar, Kot Lakhpat, Lahore, allegedly by some employees of Pakistan Post and has issued direction to conduct a detailed inquiry into the matter. After initial investigation, two employees of Pakistan Post namely Javed clerk and Mohammad Mansha postman have been terminated and arrested while postmen Rahmat and Younas have been suspended immediately.

Earlier, Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Ms. Farzana Raja has strongly condemned the heinous murder of the office bearer of Pakistan People’s Party UC 7, Ismail Nagar, Kot Lakhpat, Lahore and has asked the officials of the Pakistan Post to look into the matter of corrupt practices of the personnel of Pakistan Post in delivery of Money Orders of bi-monthly cash assistance to the registered beneficiary families of BISP.

It may be recalled here that Mohammad Arshad, local leader of PPP was allegedly assaulted by the employees of Pakistan Post when he tried to stop them from dubious distribution of the cash grants. The employees of the Pakistan Post, while ignoring the standard prescribed procedure of delivering the cash grants at the door steps of the beneficiary families, were distributing the money at an unauthorized place in connivance with vested interests.

Ms. Farzana Raja, on learning about the sad report, warned the officials of Pakistan Post that BISP is a transparent programme in the social sector of Pakistan aiming to server poor masses of the country. As such any negligence or corrupt practice by employees of the Pakistan Post will not be tolerated.

For more information, contact:
Shafquat Ali
Assistant Media Officer
Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) – Sindh
Cell: +92333 239 4466