Afghan Post is Afghanistan's official national postal and courier service, headquartered in Kabul. It provides services across all 34 provinces and covers around 420 nationwide districts. Interestingly, formal addresses are rare in many households, particularly in older neighborhoods and rural areas, where alternative methods like names and descriptive details are used to identify locations. The roots of the postal service in Afghanistan date back to the 1860s when Sher Ali Khan established it as part of the country's modernization efforts. Afghan Post has come a long way since then, and by the late 1970s, it had evolved into a full regional postal service that could send and receive letters from anywhere worldwide.