Qatar Post to increase security at GPO, take action against PO Box damages

 07 Feb 2018 - 9:51

Qatar Post to increase security at GPO, take action against PO Box damages
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The Peninsula

DOHA: The Qatar Postal Services Company (Qatar Post) has been aware for some time of a video circulating on social media relating to criminal damage to PO Boxes in the main General Post Office (GPO). 

Qatar Post takes security of all mail items in the care very seriously and recognises the obligations placed upon us while undertaking mail carriage and storage. “Our customers rightly trust Qatar Post with their mail,” said a statement issued by Qatar Post yesterday.

“We therefore take any action that threatens to breach the security of mail, or our staff, very seriously and accordingly involve the law enforcement agencies to protect our business. Qatar Post will not tolerate any violation of our network and intend to identify and prosecute offenders.”

"The GPO is an iconic and much loved building in Qatar, we do not want to restrict public access and have already taken steps to increase security as a result of this illegal act without adversely affecting our customers. There is a wide network of monitored CCTV cameras, this includes the area around the PO Boxes, and in addition we have security guards making regular and random patrols in all parts of the building, including the PO Box areas, 24 x 7.

"This is an ongoing criminal investigation and Qatar Post will make no further comments, the matter is with the relevant Authorities for legal actions," the statement from Qatar Post added.


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