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First Islamic Republic: Pakistan

Pakistan is a country located in the Middle East, which borders with Iran, Afghanistan, China and India. The country was founded in 1947 by parts of British India. For 100 years the country was part of the British Empire. In 1956 the independent state proclaimed itself the first Islamic republic. Pakistan was founded with the aspiration of representing a country for all Muslims in the Indian subcontinent, a central idea, to keep the different people of the country together. In that days, the Bengal Indian-British province, called East Pakistan that was 1,500 kilometers apart, was part of the state. In 1971 after the war conflicts, Eastern Pakistan became Bangladesh's independent state. The huge distance between the two sides, considering that India was full, made it difficult to develop a national identity. In addition, the West is characterized by Muslim prevalence, while the Orient is predominantly Hindu. The constitution of a united state has become an illusion. Young Pakistan faced similarly bloody conflicts with India over the province of Kashmir in the northern part of the country. Parts of the country are still claimed by China, India and Pakistan. Here are the partially autonomous areas of Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan's political stability is still to be considered inadequate.

Old system

The history of the Post of Pakistan is very old. Already in the twelfth century there are precursor models of mail in these areas. A messenger system was set up for deliveries of the shipments, which were calculated on the basis of the weight of the goods and the distance of the route. In the 18th Century under British rule a more modern system was set up, which used camels as transport vehicles, respectively railway lines. Today, the postal system is run by the State Post Pakistan, which was founded after independence from the United Kingdom.

New ZIP code

The postal code system was introduced in Pakistan in 1988 to deliver a faster and better postal service. Pakistan's ZIP code consists of a five-digit numeric code, which is associated with their postal centers. Pakistan is divided into four provinces: Belucistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh; It is also part of the country Islamabad besides the tribal areas under federal administration, although above all these bordering parts of Afghanistan are partially controlled by al-Qaeda or the Pakistani Taliban. The first two digits of the ZIP code refer to the respective province, the following three digits to the district or to the associated post office, GPOs (General Post Office):

  1. Belucistan uses ZIP codes from 82xxx to 92xxx
  2. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa uses ZIP code  from 19xxx to 29xxx
  3. Punjab uses ZIP codes from 30xxx to 64xxx
  4. Sindh uses ZIP codes from 65xxx to 79xxx
  5. The capital of Islamabad uses ZIP codes from 44000 to 45320
  6. Partially autonomous provinces Jammu and Kashmir, in spite of existing conflicts, are provided by Pakistan. For these areas are reserved postal codes from 00010 to 12991.

You can find a list of all the General Post Office (GPOs), their respective provinces and certainly the corresponding postal codes on the Pakistan Post website, by clicking https://www.pakpost.gov.pk/postcode/postcode.html

If you want to arrange an expedition to the Pakistani capital, Pakistan Museum of Natural History in Islamabad, then the right address is as follows:

Pakistan Museum of Natural History
Garden Avenue
Shakarparian
Islamabad 44000
PAKISTAN