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After Punjab, Careem and Uber banned in Karachi

January 31, 2017


KARACHI: Ministry of Transport Sindh issued notice today (Tuesday) to ban Careem and Uber Taxi services in the province.

Ministry of transport issues notification to PTA to suspend Careem, Uber application immediately.
“Uber and Careem must take fitness certificate”, says Ministry of Transport.

The taxi services must take route permit and excise licence, says Nasir Shah.

Also read: Careem and Uber banned by Punjab govt


Notification states that taxi service providers must take fitness certificate along with the route permit and excise license.

Ministry of Transport also issued a notification to PTA in order to take down the application of Careem and Uber.

Earlier this morning the Punjab government professed the services of mobile-application taxi service providers as illegal and announced that a stern action should be taken against them. The amenities being suspended included Careem, Uber and A-One taxi services.

Reports said there are hundreds of cars operated by Careem and Uber in Karachi, and between 2000 and 3000 in Lahore.

More Twitter reactions: Twitter reacts to Uber and Careem ban

Careem has said on its official Twitter handle:





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    Nasir   January 31, 2017 3:34 pm/ Reply

    Government cannot provide any service like Careem or Uber however it only knows how to ban in the name of permits etc… for their commissions and to support conventional transport Mafia. Already the vehicles that have permits and are up to fitness standard are a shame on the name of fitness. Instead to serve notice to these companies to register and issue license or charging any penalty they have banned which clearly shows they are up to a bargin deal to support the xonvential mafia and existing players.

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    ahmad   January 31, 2017 4:23 pm/ Reply

    had hai corruption ki … paisa chahye har jaga se aur agar na do karobar nahi karne dete. awam ko sukoon se nahi dekh sakte ye log (politicians). less fares and convenient service for public is blocked.

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    Shehnaz   January 31, 2017 6:04 pm/ Reply

    It’s not right. So convenient and reasonable rates. Government should give them time frame. People are disperate for work. Should take right decision to save these jobs.

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    Azmat Ullah   January 31, 2017 8:00 pm/ Reply

    Governer of sindh Just wanna make some money and one more reason that they don’t want to see citizens to travel easily

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