Afghan Post

Afghan Post

Logo of Afghan Post
Postal Authority overview
Type Agency of the Government of Afghanistan
Headquarters Jann Khan Watt kabul, Afghanistan
Postal Authority executive
  • Ahmad Wahid, President of post
Parent department Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (Afghanistan)

Afghan Post is the national post office of Afghanistan. It is responsible for providing postal service in Afghanistan. Afghanistan first established a postal service in 1870, where it received international recognition. On the eve of the Soviet invasion it had grown into one of the stronger regional postal services, able to send and receive letters from anywhere in the world in a timely manner. During the 1990s the Afghan postal service lay in near total ruin, undone by the nation's civil war. Sending a letter usually meant having to find someone traveling in the direction of the recipient willing to carry a note and hoping for the best. Since the civil war, the postal service has reinvented itself with offices in all 34 provinces, and, it is close to having offices in all 364 districts. As the government struggles to develop despite an excess of foreign aid, the post office has quietly managed to become one of the most efficient national institutions – and with extremely limited international assistance. Though street addresses are a foreign concept in Afghanistan, the postal service manages to do house deliveries. The Afghan postal service has turned into a promising administration, where the general population are happy about the services they provide.

First postal service

The first postal arrangements in Afghanistan are credited to Sher Ali Khan, who established a postal service in the 1860s as part of a program to modernize the country.

History of Postal services after the Rule of Amir shir Ali khan

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