Careem, ‘No More’

Zeeshan Khan | Careem which was set to revolutionize the ‘transport’ system in the country seems to have failed miserably in its promise of providing quality rides to its customers. From constant and inexplicable ‘peak factors’ to unprofessional captains, the residents of twin cities are getting increasingly frustrated with this ‘quality’ ride. I have been […]

Battle of Brands: Pepsi warns Careem of legal action

News Desk | The Pepsi Pakistan warned online cab service Careem Pakistan of a possible legal case for using the former’s name without permission. Yesterday, Careem Pakistan tried to offer its customer a free Pepsi since they do not have promotions. Pepsi Pakistan, however, did not keep its cool and jumped in the conversation. According […]

The Government of Pakistan wants to put taxes on Facebook, Google

News Analysis | As if undue taxation was not already a national crisis, the government of Pakistan has proposed taxes on digital revenues, targeting tech giants like Amazon, Facebook and Google. Also, the government is moving to encapsulate off shore firms to get Chinese foreign firms earning revenues off of Pakistani soil into the tax […]

First female Careem captain in KPK killed by jealous husband

News Analysis | The first woman driver of ride-hailing service, Careem, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) was shot dead by her husband, who tried to frame the murder as a burglary attempt, Peshawar police revealed on Monday, 30th April. Police started an investigation on the case initially assuming it to be a robbery attempt, but during the […]

Car sales climbing: Auto manufacturers

News Analysis | The Auto industry is on a continuous upward trajectory. Sales of locally assembled automobiles, including jeeps and light commercial vehicles, increased to 22,380 units in March 2018, up 9% compared with 20,505 units in the same month of the previous year, showed data released to the press by the Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers […]

Careem driver robbed at gunpoint in Rawalpindi

News Desk | A popular internationally operating cab hiring service launched its services in Pakistan in March 2016 with a mission to facilitate the commute system of the locals. This service is being greatly used across the country and has recently started getting abused, with every ‘node’- be it Karachi, Lahore Islamabad- having its own […]

Pakistan’s auto industry off to a spectacular start in 2018

News Analysis | Pakistan’s auto industry is off to a good start in 2018. According to a production versus sales data compiled by Pakistan Automotive Manufacturer’s Association (PAMA), local assemblers sold 23,700 units of SUV’s, Sedans and CUV’s in January 2018. This is a 13 percent climb compared in a year-on-year analysis with the corresponding […]

Wagon R discontinued as rumors of Mehran ‘revamp’ surface

News Analysis | Pak Suzuki has restrained its dealerships to take further bookings of its famous car, Suzuki Wagon R. The automaker has issued a notice to its dealerships telling them to halt the bookings of Wagon R starting from the 1st of February, 2018. This is not a permanent decision. Pak Suzuki has only […]

Provincial governments preventing Careem expansion

News Analysis | Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) has tightened its grip around the ride-hailing companies Uber and Careem in a move to bring them under national tax net and has summoned replies from both to be submitted until December 19th. PRA has also warned both companies against slapping hefty fines under clause-48 of PSTA’s serial […]

Moving in reverse: Careem launches bike service after Car and Aeroplane success.

News Analysis | The billion-dollar cab service that launched last year in Pakistan surprised its customers with a new initiative: bike service! Already operating in Karachi, Careem has kick-started its bikes in Islamabad, planning to launch soon in Lahore as well. Earlier this year, another startup by the name of Bykea, started offering a Bike […]