LAHORE/KARACHI: Ministry of Transport Punjab and Sindh has ordered Uber and Careem to stop service in Punjab and Sindh. Both cab booking services are directed by respective ministries to get fitness certificate first.
The Ministry of Transport Sindh and Ministry of Transport Punjab have served the notice to Uber and Careem to get fitness certificate first and also get the route permit and excise license as well. Both taxi services were operating in the country without fulfilling these requirements.
Earlier Punjab Government served the notice to Uber, Careem and A-Taxi service that was later on followed by Sindh Government as well. The concern ministries have said that these are working illegally and announced that a firm action would be taken against them. According to reports, hundreds of cars operated by Uber and Careem in Karachi and between two to three thousand in Lahore.
Careem MD Pakistan, Junaid Iqbal will clear his position via Facebook Live conference.
Junaid Iqbal, Careem MD going live. https://t.co/ob2g3atM2A
— CareemPAK (@CareemPAK) January 31, 2017
Over social media platforms, people are widely protesting against the ban.
Apparently these buses have cleared the fitness & safety test but Uber & Careem are illegal & banned. pic.twitter.com/aMDHOgvZvNAdvertisements
— Osama. (@ashaqeens) January 31, 2017
Uber and Careem declared illegal in Punjab. That is one of those news when you feel the Aunty was right – YEH BIK GYI HA GORMINT.
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) January 31, 2017
— M.Farooq Dhedhi (@MFarooqDhedhi) January 31, 2017
— Hassan Cheema (@mediagag) January 31, 2017