The announcement of a triad of posts on Uber’s career page in context with Pakistan incited speculations that the on-demand firm is going to come to the local market. The job listings page on the company’s website specifies that it is looking to fill some positions there, having positions for a General Manager, Marketing Manager, and Operations and Logistics Manager.
Uber’s Middle East and Africa communication manager Shaden Abdellatif confirmed the launch of Uber officially in an emailed statement to ValueWalk.
“We can confirm we are currently recruiting for a team in Lahore, and are very excited about launching in Pakistan as we see huge potential in the way we can help people move around their city safely and reliably.”
“We are also excited about the opportunity for economic empowerment we can bring to the drivers we partner with.”
Uber is Coming to Pakistan Soon
With more than 120 million cell phone users, increasing 3G/4G users that have reached 18 million in only 8 months and increased awareness hints that companies like Uber can have a bright future in Pakistan. The company lately proclaimed a $1 billion investment into neighboring India and there are similarities between our two markets.
More prominently, the development of services like Travly shows that Pakistan is ready for a major disturbance when it comes to transport. It is expected that Uber will start working in Pakistan, first in Lahore. Other cities will be also be added into Uber coverage time to time.
It is still not known whether Uber will retain its own fleet of cars with in-house drivers in Pakistan, or common people will be offered to join Uber with their own cars as its inherent model that’s practiced all over.
Uber, which offers on-demand rides with the help of a smartphone app, is one of the most appreciated private companies in the world. Lately, it piloted a funding round surpassing $1 billion, becoming the second company after Facebook to surpass $50 billion valuation before going public. In five years, it has extended to 58 countries and 300 cities.