It wouldn’t be an understatement to acknowledge the benefits of ride-hailing apps like Uber and Careem these days. It’s one of the easiest ways of going around when you don’t have a ‘savaari’. However, a number of incidents have proved that it isn’t as safe for women even after claims of safe service from the companies.
A similar incident came to light when this guy took to social media and claimed his sister has been mistreated by an Uber driver.
I want Uber Pakistan to offer a formal apology in the next 30 days or I am suing them in the Consumer Court of…
In his Post Hamid Sarfraz mentioned how the cab was booked by his brother for his sister.
The cab arrived late and when the driver discovered where her required destination was, he asked her to cancel the ride and book another one. Upon protest from his sister, he lost his cool and blurted out ‘Main tumharay baap ka noukar nahi laga hua jo aisay sawalo ka jawab doon, Niklo meri gaari say bahir!’
Further on, he mentioned how his sister immediately got out of the car and went back inside the restaurant she left earlier.
She went back and was allegedly left to sob for quite some time. Hamid is looking for a formal apology from the service as well as the driver, he threatened to take the company to court otherwise. He is also supporting the hashtag #RespectLadies And #BanUberPakistan.
Subsequently, in due time, Uber responded to his claims and inquired for details of the account this ride was booked from.
Moreover, they apologized for the incident and stated that their response team has received the information required and will get back to him or his sister for a formal apology.
While talking to MangoBaaz, Hamid’s sister (who’d rather keep her identity anonymous), mentioned that she expects the company to penalize the driver for his unethical behavior.
“As unfortunate as it is, some Pakistani men really need to learn how to talk to women. It’s our fundamental right to be respected by the opposite gender. It’s high time that we get rid of our conventional systems and give women the respect they deserve, let them make their own decisions and help them in fighting and standing for their rights. We wont be shunned down by the male oriented society to achieve our goals or to move about in public spaces.”
We’re just waiting for a response from Uber in regard to the suspension or any kind of fine the driver will be facing and will update you guys eventually.
What do you think about the incident? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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