KP Govt & Careem join hands for swift delivery of Rescue 1122 emergency services

Another progressive step taken by the KP government to ease the lives of millions of people as it collaborated with Careem to beef up the delivery of emergency services throughout the province. The emergency response option added to Careem app is speculated to be a lifesaver

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The provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has joined hands with Careem Pak, an online ride-hailing application to improve the response time of Rescue 1122 ambulance in the province. The 50,000 users of Careem Pak application in KP will now have instant access to Rescue 1122 service with just a click away on their smartphones.

Careem Pak will assist Rescue 1122 service in its delivery of services in KPK informed provincial finance minister Taimur Khan Jhagra on his Twitter account. The formal decision of collaboration was taken in the meeting chaired by Muhammad Abid Majeed, KP secretary relief at the provincial headquarter of Rescue 1122 service. Dr. Khateer Ahmed, the Director-General of Rescue 1122, and Bilal Khan, Head of North Operations Careem also attended the meeting.

While addressing the meeting, KP Secretary relief Majeed said that the collaboration of the Careem Pak and provincial Rescue 1122 service intends to make better use of the technology to serve people. He informed that in the first phase service would begin from Peshawar for six months and the performance of the service will be assessed after three months of its launch. The 1122 control room personnel would be trained for the usage of the application.

The discussion praised the most attractive policy framework laid out by KP provincial finance ministry for the growth of Careem Pak in the province.

Dr. Khateer Ahmed, DG 1122 Rescue added the service has facilitated approximately 1,19000 people in the province with a response time of 6 minutes and 50 seconds.

Careem Pak is partnering with the KP government in the economic sector as well to beef up the economic activity in the province, specifically targeting the creation of jobs in KP.

A panel discussion on how Careem and other online marketplaces are progressing and how the KP government has helped evolved such platforms was conveyed in Dubai.

The panel included Taimur Jhagra, Minister Finance, KP and Senior Leaders from Careem including Mudassir Sheikha, Co-Founder and CEO, Junaid Iqbal, MD Careem Pay, and Zeeshan Hasib Baig, General Manager Pakistan.

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The discussion praised the most attractive policy framework laid out by KP provincial finance ministry for the growth of Careem Pak in the province. KP provided the most favorable regulatory framework with the introduction of the subcategory of ride-hailing and minimal tax reduction of 2% on platform share, giving exemptions to Captain, and also attracting further investment.

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