Murder of Careem Driver, a Coincidence or Conspiracy

Last month, we heard a news related to Murder Of Careem Driver who was shot dead and robbers took his car away. His name was Junaid Mustafa, who was 26-years-old, was a Rawalpindi resident and was driving for taxi-hailing service Careem for the past three months. He was shot in D-12 Islamabad.  Just 1 around one month after this incident, We have its sad that we have come to know about another young Careem Driver who was shot dead in Sattelite town Rawalpindi.

Sajawal Ameer, a 22-year-old captain was gunned down by unidentified individuals on Monday night in Rawalpindi. Police said Ameer was shot multiple times by  gunmen as they snatch his car in Naseerabad area of the city.

Who is Responsible for Murder of Careem Driver

Now this is the peak time to think why such incidents are taking place with Careem drivers only. I want to ask a very vital question from our government that why are they not taking any steps to raise security for the drivers of ride hailing services. If such incidents will keep on taking place with the drivers of these international chains, that time is very near that they will pack their services from Pakistan and Pakistan will once again be deprived of such good taxi services provide ease to many.

For instance i can give example of Varan bus service, who could not survive in Rawalpindi due to the conspiracy of van service providers. I have failed to understand that why our government had not taken any precautionary measure when the very first Careem driver was killed. If they can provide hi-fi security to high official then they should also spend some resources for installation of  CCTV Cameras in most of the cities of Pakistan so that such fight such incidents from occurring. We don’t want to loose another secure service just like we lost Varan. We appeal to authorities to take strict notice of these incidents and enhance efforts to drastically improve the safety of citizens after Murder of Careem Driver.

Following the Murder of Careem Drivers, the app based service, Careem, should now Provide Insurance/trackers to their Captains, so they aren’t so worried about snatching. The ride hailing service should install CCTV in all cars like most taxis abroad have.

We request all law enforcement agencies to ensure that our cities are made safer and our citizens do not have to fear for their lives when they leave their houses to earn an honest living. I also want to request them to take deeper look in to both incidents to make sure that there is no conspiracy behind the murders of Careem Drivers.

Also Read: Careem aims to have at least 20,000 female Captains by 2020

Fizza Atique

Fizza Atique is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and culture. She likes photography, VR, electronic music, coffee, and baking.
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