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Punjab Government Declares Careem and Uber Illegal in the State

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The Provincial Transport Authority has declared ride-hailing services including Careem, Uber and other services as illegal.

Lahore’s chief Traffic Office has already been sent a notification so that he can work in this regard ensuring that none of these services are allowed on the roads of Lahore.

It is still unclear whether this ban is for Lahore only or for other cities of Punjab as well.

Details of the Notification which Made these Ride-Hailing Services Illegal

A notification has been released by the Punjab government which says that Careem, Uber, and A-One Taxi have been running transport services without getting the required route permits and fitness certificates from the government. This, in turn, is causing major losses to the provincial government.

The notification further says that because private cars are being used for providing the commercial transportation services, they are violating laws. Moreover, there is a potential threat to the general public as well.

The field traffic officers have been directed in this notification to take a prompt action against these illegal services and not to allow them on the road and operate in the city.

However, no response or comment has been received by both Uber and Careem on this issues. Their reaction is still awaited.

As of now, the apps seem to be working fine on our cell phones.

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About Palwasha Qasim

Palwasha Qasim is a graduate of the University of the Punjab in communication studies and an alum of the Global UGRAD Pakistan. She loves to write about technology news.