Soon the news get’s viral about ban on Careem and Uber Taxi app services in Punjab. Dr. Umar Saif Chairman of the Punjab IT board said no ban yet on these app services. More he added that:
“This is being reviewed within the government,” Saif told Dawn.com in a telephone interview, when asked if the companies will be “banned” in Punjab. “We are coming up with a formal policy. This letter was an internal memo and has prematurely been made public.”
He also said both Uber and Careem currently pay no tax in Pakistan, Saif said the Punjab government is tackling the issue with an “innovative business model”.
“There are two ways that a government can approach such companies when they launch: 1) treat them as a taxi service or 2) treat them as a service that government’s can regulate.”
“We don’t want to treat them as a taxi service,” Saif added. “But they need to be regulated and taxed. They must register as a formal business under a new taxation regime.”
These two taxi app services create a great opportunity for employment in Pakistan. Uber and Careem get its fame in Pakistan soon after there entry and introduce other type of different services like Rickshaw service, Uber Rickshaw and Careem shaddi service cap etc.