Pak unilaterally stops postal mail service with India, India accuses contravention of international norms

    India today slammed Pakistan for unilaterally stopping postal mail service between the two nations, saying the move was in contravention of international norms.

    Speaking to media on the sidelines of an event in New Delhi today, Union Minister for Communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said, Pakistan resorted to the move without giving any prior notice to India. He said Pakistan’s decision is directly in contravention of International Postal Union norms.

    Mr Prasad said every country works under the norms of the World Postal Union. He said the Department of Posts has thought of action in this regard.

    People in Punjab on the Indian side have stopped receiving regular mails such as magazines, publications, and even letters which they used to get regularly earlier from Pakistan via post.

    The department of post, Government of India, had earlier confirmed that the written orders to stop mails via post were issued by the customs department of Pakistan on August 23.