Mobile and internet services all across Pakistan are having issues today due to Chehlum. In Sindh, it was already announced that mobile and internet services will be suspended due to Chehlum.
Must read: Traffic plan for Chehlum
Now ride-hailing services like Uber and Careem depend on mobile signals and internet availability to communicate with the rider. As it is suspended in many areas, therefore, the drivers are unable to communicate with riders.
Uber and Careem have also posted on their social media pages that the service might face issues today.
Here are the posts.
Dear Careemers, As you may be aware, mobile networks will be suspended in your city today. Please be patient if you face any disruptions in communication with our service.Thank you 🙂
Due to the closure of cellular services in Karachi, Uber services will remain unavailable in certain areas of the city.
Please remain patient and request again after cell services become available.
— Uber Pakistan (@Uber_PKR) November 10, 2017
So people, especially those who depend on these services these days, should avoid traveling or may go back to traditional transport system today and use taxis.
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