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More tax proposed on cars, motorbikes in Sindh

Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah will present the budget at 3pm today (Thursday). He said that the government is making special allocations for education and health. The CM holds the additional charge of the provincial finance minister. Earlier on Thursday, he presided over a cabinet session and approved the budget proposals. The cabinet proposed a…

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May 10, 2018


Thousands of illegal rickshaws running in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Thousands of illegal rickshaws are running on the streets of Peshawar. Only 20,000 out of 70,000 rickshaws are registered in the transport department. Several rickshaws have been registered on the same registration number. The illegal public transport mean is also a big security risk in the city. Traffic police is blaming Excise and Transport…

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March 18, 2018


500 women-only pink rickshaws to hit Bengaluru roads

BENGALURU: Come April, women in Bengaluru will be able to hail pink autorickshaws, reserved for their use, reported Times of India. To be distributed under the welfare schemes of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, the autos will come equipped with CCTV cameras and GPS trackers and will hit the roads by the end of March. “We…

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January 29, 2018


Uber’s upstart rival in Pakistan uses rickshaws, low-tech phones

LAHORE: As taxi hailing giant Uber enters Pakistan, a little-known local competitor is counting on a mix of new ideas and old technology to tap what could be a big chunk of the market: low-income residents who travel in rickshaws, not cabs. Known as Rixi, the Lahore-based service hails rickshaws instead of cars. Its platform…

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June 20, 2016


Revamped Qingqi rickshaws to make a comeback

Qinqgi rickshaws, once banned because of the lack of safety they provided to their riders, have been revamped with the latest technology, making them comparatively more secure and less prone to accident. Soon they will be seen back on the roads in Karachi. For more information, watch this report…

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April 22, 2016


Free rides for Okara voters today

The election frenzy is in full display in Okara where voters will be offered free-of-cost rickshaw service to and from polling stations. Mudassir Nazeer reports.

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October 11, 2015


SHC orders crackdown against illegal bike-rickshaws

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) Wednesday ordered province-wide action against illegal motorcycle-rickshaws, commonly known as Qingqi, Samaa reported. The SHC issued its ruling over a petition seeking ban on illegal Qingqi rickshaws in Sindh. In its verdict, the court directed Chief Secretary Sindh, Interior Ministry, Secretary Transport, Administrator Karachi and Commissioner Karachi to kick…

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August 5, 2015


Innovative rickshaws with WiFi

Rickshaws with latest and innovative technology have been launched in Lahore. These rickshaws are comfortable and equipped with WiFi facility. Watch this report of Saman Iqbal from Lahore.

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April 17, 2015


Women-only pink rickshaws in Lahore

Watch Samaa correspondent Samra Afzal’s report on a unique new rickshaw service in Lahore.

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April 2, 2015


Illegal 9-seater rickshaws replace passenger coaches in Karachi

Fiasal Shakeel sheds light on illegal 9-seater rickshaws’ use, as replacement of passenger coaches, on all key routes of Karachi.

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January 25, 2014


Sindh High Court’s stay order on Qingqi rickshaws

Raja Muhammad Saqib shares with us Sindh High Court’s stay order on Quinqi rickshaws in Karachi.

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October 11, 2013


Making of Qinqui rickshaws

Shahid ul Islam shares with us a report on making of Qinqui rickshaws in Gujranwala.

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October 4, 2013


Qingi rickshaws in Karachi

Faisal Shakeel reports yet another traffic scandal involving Qingi rickshaw. The most of drivers do not have proper license.

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November 21, 2012


Unregistered rickshaws plying roads in Sukkur

Unregistered rickshaws are plying on the roads of Sukkur against which no action is being taken by the concerned departments which points out the lethargy of traffic and excise officials. Rashid Raza reports from Sukkur.

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September 27, 2012


Illegal and dangerous Qingchi rickshaws in Karachi

Ghayasuddin reports mounting use of illegal and dangerous Qinchi rickshaws in Karachi.

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September 3, 2012


Modern Rickshaws on Call @ Rs. 10/KM in Karachi

Faryal Arif shows us innovative rickshaws in Karachi. These rickshaws are very modern with proper doors and LCD screen for passengers. You can ‘Call a Rickshaw’ for just Rs. 10 per kilometer at your home for a very comfortable travel in city.

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July 22, 2012


Peshawar: Ban on two-stroke rickshaws protested

Staff ReportPESHAWAR: Hundreds of drivers rallied to protest ban on use of two-stroke rickshaws in the city, reports SAMAA Monday.The demonstration took place in front of Police Lines where hundreds of rickshaw drivers having gathered, staged protest with chanting slogans and holding banners against traffic police.The protestors said that the ban has left them without…

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December 19, 2011


Miseries of cabs, rickshaws’ drivers

Moonis Ahmad shares with us miseries of the drivers of cabs and rickshaws in Karachi.

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August 4, 2011


Rickshaws in Badin

Suleman Mandhro reports on condition created by rickshaws in Badin city.

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May 6, 2011


Rickshaws in Karachi

Waseem Haider reports how people use rickshaws in Karachi.

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May 6, 2011


Rickshaws in Karachi – SAMAA VIDEO

Faisal Shakeel highlights how rickshaws are important for common people in Karachi and how the authorities ignore environmental pollution created by these machines. (September 17, 2010)

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September 18, 2010