Uber Discontinues Service in Key Cities, Including Karachi and Islamabad Despite this, Uber is still active in Lahore, which serves as the provincial capital and is the biggest city in the Punjab region.
Uber, which provides one of the most popular ride-hailing services in Pakistan, has stated that it would stop operating in key cities. Islamabad, Karachi, Multan, Faisalabad, and Peshawar are among the cities that would no longer have access to the company’s services after recent pronouncements made by the business. The termination of services will become effective today.
But doesn’t this constitute a complete blockade from Pakistan? This is not the case since the corporation has said in its statement that it would maintain its business operations in Lahore. People who live in the five cities will still be able to use the Uber application, but when they do so, they will see a notification.
They will get a notice informing them that Uber is now unavailable in their city. In addition, the message will further suggest utilising Careem, another app for calling rides, rather than Uber. But why would you give Careem your endorsement? Well, Uber is the owner of Careem, another major ride-hailing programme. Uber just acquired Careem.
In 2020, Uber paid $3.1 billion to buy Careem, which has since proved to be a prudent investment. Aside from being a ride-hailing service, Careem has also moved into the food delivery and payment industries.
During the announcement of the service’s termination, Careem said that subscribers in the locations mentioned above could or might not get a message from the company. What customers will get in every circumstance is a message that the service is unavailable in their city.
“We are thankful to have been a part of your daily life for the last five years, assisting you in navigating those five cities using the Uber app so that you may get about more easily. “See you in Lahore!” Careem told its subscribers, bringing to their attention the fact that the service is still offered in Lahore.
Uber has said that the firm will not be going out of business and that the company will be releasing new products very soon. The unexpected termination of services has been the most detrimental to Uber drivers, which is why the firm has resolved to pay them.
As a show of goodwill, we have forgiven any driver partner arrears owed to Uber, and we are providing a one-time charity payment to drivers who qualify for the programme. All relevant information about this gesture has been sent to drivers preparing for it. Said Uber.