Uber suspends service in several Pakistani cities, including Karachi. The company claims that Careem, a subsidiary brand, will continue to provide services in the five cities.
A well-known ride-hailing service, Uber, made the decision to immediately stop operating in these five cities:
“Riders and driver partners may use the Careem app in these five cities,”. According to a statement, Uber will keep providing service in these five cities under the Careem subsidiary brand. However, the ride-hailing service Uber will still be available in Lahore.
In order to support wage earners during these challenging times, the ride-hailing business stated that the Uber app will remain available in Lahore along with the launch of new products.
“When we acquired Careem, it was always our belief that the two companies could come together to complement each other’s strengths and better serve the region through tailored experiences,” said a spokesperson of the company.
The representative acknowledged that this was a trying period for the people that have worked very hard over the previous few years to establish this company.
Uber expressed its gratitude for everyone’s contributions and stated that it places a high priority on minimizing the effects of this transition on its staff, drivers, passengers, and hero partners who use the Uber app in cities.
According to Careem’s announcement, it will still provide service to consumers in all 10 of its active cities, including those where Uber no longer provides service.
“We are investing in growing our operations and providing our customers with safer, more reliable, and affordable mobility solutions,” the company said. Further, “Careem continues to serve customers in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Multan, Faisalabad and Peshawar, confidently, in addition to 5 other cities where we operate.”