I’m from Pakistan. There really is a problem in receiving postcards from overseas in Pakistan. There is massive political turmoil going on in the country. The country was progressing forward until April when an honest PM was thrown out of office through horse-trading. The current government isn’t very transparent and is composed of crooks. The PM himself is out on proven bail for money laundering. His son is also out on bail for money laundering. The PM’s brother (ex-PM) and his sons are all absconders and have fled to the UK. The situation in the country is just like George Orwell’s 1984. The Internet gets shut down on purpose often. People are picked up at night for dissenting on social media against the government. False cases are being registered often against citizens. Political opponents are electrocuted and sexually assaulted in jails. The media channels are blacked out or bought by the allies of the government. Therefore, people living abroad might not be aware of what’s happening in the country,
The likely reason for us not receiving postcards is that no institution in the country is working as it should. There used to be accountability, technological advances, and diligence in the previous PM’s tenure. The GDP was progressing upward, but now the growth is minus after the new government took over in April. The people of the country have rejected the current government.
At the moment, no institution like the post office is accountable. Hence, no one knows where the mail is going. My suggestion for all Postcrossers is to send postcards in envelopes to Pakistan via registered mail if you really have to. Or wait until elections happen in the country. Postcrossing keeps restricting my account (high volume of postcards sent to me, which I never receive) even after I provide them the reasons. So, I no longer send postcards to stop other Postcrossers from suffering.