Mobile Post Office
On October 8, 2005, an earthquake of over 7
magnitudes struck the northern region of Pakistan, 95 kilometers north
east of the capital Islamabad which caused massive destruction.
The Universal Postal Union (UPU) International Bureau immediately sought to
ensure that postal exchanges between the postal administration of Pakistan and
other postal administrations continued without interruption and that the postal
network destroyed by the earthquake was restored as quickly as possible.
An Emergency Assistance Project, aimed at restoring the Postal Services of
Pakistan was prepared. The UPU was of the view that top priority for the Postal
Administration of Pakistan was to establish Mobile Post Offices by utilizing
trucks to provide Postal Services in the affected areas.
In this connection, financial resources from the UPU development Cooperation
Budget were allocated to provide the Postal Administration of Pakistan with one
truck. This is how idea of a Mobile Post Office was conceived.