Oh Bhains, Cancel Your Rides, Sindh Has Decided To Ban All Uber And Careem Services

By Rameeza Ahmad | 22 Oct, 2018

So Uber and Careem have been banned in Sindh so RIP plans.

 

Uber and Careem are ride-hailing services were introduced in Pakistan in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

Source: samaa.tv

And since then they have become incredibly popular with thousands of Pakistanis using their services. But as with all good things, Careem and Uber might have come to an end in Sindh.

According to ARY NEWS, the government of Sindh has decided to ban both these ride-hailing applications in the province, and the decision was announced by the Provincial Minister for Transport Awais Shah.

According to the Provincial Minister for Transport Awais Shah, the reason for this ban was because the companies were largely operating on their own without heeding to the government’s instructions. While the government had signed a memorandum of understanding with various ride-hailing applications almost three years ago, the government felt that they were not complying with certain rules.

 

The Minister pointed out a recent incident where a young woman jumped out of a speeding cab at Shahrah-e-Faisal because her driver was harassing her.

The Minister posed the question of how such incidents of harassment for women were common on these ride-hailing apps, and nothing was really being done about it and these companies were still operating without any consequences or changes.

While the point makes sense, banning these ride-hailing apps will inconvenience a lot of people, so a better idea might be regulating these services to make them safer for the public. Maybe implementing stricter safety checks and fines on these ride-hailing apps.

A lot of people had the same concern.

Right now, no one has an idea of how long this ban will last. It might even be permanent but if the previous precedents (it was just recently banned – and unbanned – in Punjab) are anything to go by, we may have nothing to worry about at all since the ban will be removed in a few days at best.

What do you think about this ban? Let us know in the comments.

 

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