CEO of Uber Technolgies Inc Mr. Dara Khowsroshahi met with Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.
While discussing Uber, its strong market in Pakistan, the Prime Minister praised the company for leading “sharing economy” model. He invited Uber to collaborate with Pakistani banks and achieve further goals. Also, he invited Uber to become part of Prime Minister’s Youth Program. The goal for both collaborations is to make it easy for Uber drivers to finance vehicles for the ride-hailing company.
Furthermore, it was discussed how Uber can avail opportunities and participate more effectively and meaningfully to boost Pakistan’s economy. The Prime Minister guaranteed Uber CEO that Pakistani ride-hailing market has a lot of potential and has brought ease in lives of the commuters.
Anusha Rehman MoS for Information Technology, Ali Jehangir Siddiqui Special Assistant to the Prime Minister and other senior officials of the government were also present in the meeting.
Uber is a known global ride-hailing company that is currently operational in 633 cities in the world.
In Pakistan, Uber launched in 2016 and since then it has expanded its services to seven cities of Pakistan.
Two ride-hailing companies that have brought a change in Pakistani society are Uber and Careem. Quite clearly they have given taxi drivers a run for their money. The fact that now you can call for a ride from the comfort of your home is just a pure blessing. The offers and new ideas both the companies keep offering for the people is an added advantage. It means that the whole landscape to travel and commute from one place to another has become easier and simpler in Pakistan.
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Prime Minister of Pakistan inviting Uber to explore further dimensions and offering it to partner with Pakistani banks means that our government is supporting the ride-hailing companies to avail further opportunities in the market.