It has been more than one and a half months (August 27) since Pakistan has stopped postal mail between India and Pakistan.
According to a report in The Indian Express, this has forced the Indian postal authorities to put mail marked for the country “on hold”. R V Chaudhary, the Director of Postal Services (Mail and Business Development), Delhi, said “It was a unilateral decision on their part. This is the first time they have taken such a stand… We are not sure when the order will be lifted.”
Out of 28 Foreign Post Offices (FPOs) across India notified to deal with international consignments, only Delhi and Mumbai Foreign Post Offices are asked to handle postal mails to and from Pakistan. FPO in Central Delhi’s Kotla Marg acts as a nodal agency for consignments from six states, which are Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh, besides Jammu and Kashmir, while Foreign Post office in Mumbai is the exchange office for the rest of the country.