The Civil Aviation Authority has completely barred the ride-sharing firms—Careem-Uber from providing services within the premises of Jinnah International Airport in Karachi. The authority has also instructed both the firms that the directions would be in effect as long as they fail to meet the legal requirements for the Sindh Transport Authority.
Tariq Ahmed Siddiqui—the Joint Director Vigilance of CAA wrote a letter on the 26th of February to the two ridesharing firms mentioning that their operations at the airport would be taken as illegal and that they violate the business of the registered cab drivers.
Companies have been told to update their websites and applications for showing that they have been barred from providing pick and drop services at the airport.
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Previously, the management of Jinnah International Airport had placed signs at the airport about the ban on Careem and Uber services which mentions that the entry of Uber and Careem cars within the airport is banned and the cars of the violators would be confiscated.
It has been told by the Transport Secretary to the Jinnah International Airport management that the two ridesharing firms are not following the different laws, which is why they must be restricted from entering the airport until the services gain legal cover from the transport authorities.
On the 26th of February, the CAA wrote a letter to the administration of Careem and Uber asking them to fulfill the legal formalities before they are permitted to continue operations at the airport.