InDriver announces expansion as Uber scales back in Pakistan


InDriver is all set to expand its operations in Pakistan as the other popular ride-hailing company Uber is discontinuing its operations in major cities of Pakistan.

Ride application Uber revealed that its app is no longer available in Karachi, Multan, Faisalabad, Peshawar, and Islamabad. 

According to a statement on the company’s website, “Uber is dedicated to Pakistan. We will continue to serve these five cities via our subsidiary brand Careem and continue to run the Uber app in Lahore.” 

According to the business, it will keep providing its services in Lahore while also introducing new products to “help earners through these challenging times.” 

It declared that it would inform its customers and business partners in the five locations of how to use and seamlessly switch to Careem. 

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The statement said, “When we purchased Careem, it was always our vision that the two firms could come together to support one another’s capabilities and improve the region’s experiences through personalized services. 

The corporation acknowledged that its teams were going through a “tough period,” saying they had “worked tremendously hard to establish this business over the past few years.” 

In Karachi, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Multan, and Peshawar, the message says, “We truly appreciate everyone’s contributions and our priority is to reduce the impact on our staff, drivers, riders, and Hero partners who use the Uber app during this shift.” 

Uber finalized the $3.1 billion acquisition of rival Careem in 2020. At the time, it was said that Careem and Uber will continue to operate as distinct businesses and provide their own regional services. 

After the agreement was finalized, Uber acquired Careem’s mobility, delivery, and payment operations in the larger Middle East, with Egypt, Jordan, and other vital markets. 

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