Uber online taxi service launches in Pakistan

The online taxi service Uber is launching in Pakistan for the first time. Building on it success across the border in India, the company has started recruiting drivers to offer Uber taxi services in Lahore, with plans to roll out services across Pakistan.

Mall road, Lahore.

Mall Road, Lahore. Image by Guilhem Vellut / CC BY 2.0

However, Uber’s Indian operation has come under criticism after an Uber driver was convicted of raping a passenger, and the service has faced huge opposition from established taxi operators, a situation that is likely to be mirrored in Pakistan. Ongoing security problems may also limit the effectiveness of the service in Pakistan. Read more: dawn.com

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