Punjab govt declares Uber, Careem services ‘illegal’


Punjab government on Monday declared the services of mobile-application taxi service providers, including Careem, Uber and A-One taxi services, as illegal and announced to take strict action against them.

These taxi service providers have been gaining a lot of popularity as people have been using them to move around in their cities.

A notification issued by the Punjab Transport Authority, it said that as the aforementioned companies are illegally using private cars for services. The provincial government is facing huge financial losses, further adding that cars are being used without the mandatory car-fitness certificate and route permit.

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The notification mentioned that as security clearances of drivers have not been taken from concerned authorities, hence orders have been issued for strict action against the companies.

Uber and Careem are yet to release their statements about this declaration.