Uber and Careem have both been rising in popularity recently as more and more people have started leveraging the car-hailing apps to get around their respective cities. That was until early this morning…
City Traffic Police Lahore’s Facebook page put out a status declaring ‘all private driving companies’ illegal.
Here’s the official document:
We’re no legal experts but like…WTF???
Obviously, we’re all taking this news in different ways
Punjab banned Uber and Careem, declared them 'illegal'. Why are we like this.. ??
— J. (@Jaweriyaa) January 30, 2017
Bik gayee gormint?
So Uber and Careem banned in Punjab.
This government is a fucking joke
— Hasnat (@Hasnaat_) January 30, 2017
Point maar diya
Banning companies like #Careem because it it's breaking the monopoly of transport profits for the government and transporters. Good going.
— Valatári (@IntoTheStyx) January 31, 2017
We checked out both Uber/Careem and they seem to be working for now
Also, neither Uber nor Careem have really released any statements about this decleration. Given Shehbaz Sharif’s affinity towards the IT sector, we’re all hoping this is just a misunderstanding. Shayid raat ko kissi ka phadda hogaya tha, aur narazgee mein yeh sab kar diya 😉