Well-known ride-hailing app Uber is ceasing operations in a number of Pakistani cities. The ride-sharing service just stated that it will cease operations in Islamabad, Karachi, Multan, Faisalabad, and Peshawar, among other places. The termination is effective as of right now.
The Uber app will now notify you that it is no longer accessible in your city if you attempt to use it in any of the aforementioned cities. Instead, it advises you to use Careem, which Uber acquired back in 2020, to make a ride reservation.
The identical prompt might not show up for everyone, however, some people will see greyed-out alternatives while trying to schedule a ride. Now, when you attempt to book a ride, a notification stating “Unfortunately, Uber is presently unavailable in your location” will appear.
Uber does point out that the service is still available in Lahore, though, to its customers. Here is what the business has to say:
“We’ve been happy to assist you to navigate those five cities using the Uber app for the past five years, and we appreciate being a part of your daily life”.
The business has stated that the app would continue to run in Lahore and that “new product launches” will be made to assist users in difficult times.
Drivers will also receive compensation for the abrupt stoppage.
“As a show of goodwill, we have waived any arrears owed by driver-partners to Uber and are providing qualified drivers with a one-time goodwill payment. All of the information concerning this gesture has been provided to eligible drivers.”