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.
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
1870: Establishment of Balahisar Post office in Kabul and a post office in the center of each province of the country serving Primary Postal Services Affairs and Postal Stamps.
1892: A Post Office near the presidential Compound was Established.
1908: Postal Network developed more.
1918: General Directorship of post and Telegraph & Telephone was included in the Organization of the Interior Ministry.
1918: A Post office was established in each of the big cities.
1925: International post services between Afghanistan and British India Government of Via Torkham Border.
1928: General Directorship of Post and Telegraph & Telephone becomes and Independent Administration.
1928: Afghanistan became of a member of the World Postal Union.
1928: After having joined the world Postal Union and some other individual Company agreement were signed.
1929: Post is conveyed towards Torkham and Kundahar by vehicles.
1929: Various type of deliveries such as Latter, Postcards, Newspapers, Magazine and other printed matters as well as parcels are made inside and outside of the Country.
1934: Title of the Post Administration from General Directorship of Telephone and Telegraph was changed into The Department of Telephone, Telegraph and later on it was elevated to the Ministry of Communication.