As we all know, Punjab and Sindh government has imposed ban on two famous ride hailing services, Uber and Careem. After getting legal notice from government, Careem MD Responds to Govt. Ban on its Services. The Government of Sindh and Punjab had declared the use of Uber and Careem as “illegal” and has requested Provincial Transport Authority (PTA) to take mandatory step and ban them in Sindh and Punjab.
Careem MD Responds to Govt. Ban on its Services
MD Careem Pakistan, Junaid Iqbal Go Live on Facebook today and talked about the ban that government imposed on Careem’s services. He said,
“We are in talks with government institutions to understand where ride-hailing falls in terms of legal guidelines. We aim to work with the government of Pakistan to bring in 100,000 private cars in our service before the end of 2018. Ride-hailing is the new kind of technology and where its legal definition hasn’t yet been addressed,”.
Talking about these services adopted all over the world, Iqbal said,
“Throughout the world, new regulations are being made to define ride-hailing services for example, in India, the parliament is currently discussing the legal ride-hailing guidelines while in Saudi Arabia all private cars are made public for Saudi nationals.”
Uber and Careem don’t carry a prerequisite fitness certificate-Punjab Govt.
The both car hailing services have been facing certain problems from past. This time Punjab Government’s Provincial Transport Authority has declared both services as illegal. Punjab government had issued a notification that said that A-One taxi, Uber and Careem do not carry a prerequisite fitness certificate and route permits to bring car on roads. Due to these illegal transport services City Traffic Police has to face major losses and problems.
After Punjab, the government of Sindh has asked the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to come forward and block these Applications in Pakistan. Let’s see what Uber responds to this ban in Pakistan.