Syed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari—the special assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development asked Careem Pakistan—an online ride-hailing service to adjust and facilitate the returning Pakistani expatriates in their transportation business after giving them the basic training.
He gave the idea during a meeting with the CEO of Careem Pakistan—Junaid Iqbal.
Bukhari said that the manpower returning back to the homeland must be trained and given employment by the ride-hailing service.
On the occasion both parties discussed about the possibilities of creating more job opportunities in the online job market and pondered on the steps needed for facilitating the Pakistani expatriates in and outside the nation.
Both parties also agreed on evolving a mechanism for giving incentives to the expatriates, especially the ones having Pakistani Foundation card.
The special assistant urged Careem to introduce some special discount package for the expatriates during their stay in the country.
The CEO of Careem stressed the role of the government in regularising the e-business in Pakistan.
He also briefed the special assistant regarding the issues and challenges being faced by Careem in Pakistan owing to various duties, licensing of captains and vehicles and route permits.
Junaid Iqbal insisted on the need of having e-laws so that all kinds of online business could be managed. He claimed that the online marketplace might be creating more than 2 million shops by 2023.
Bukhari assured the CEO of Careem that the government is inclined to regulate e-business in the country.