Uber - Careem: Why government has declared public friendly services as illegal?
In a notice issued on January 27th, Secretary of Punjab Provincial Transport Authority said these companies are offering cab services through mobile network technology without registering the private cars with any regulatory body and without obtaining fitness certificates and route permits of the cars, causing great loss to the government.
The notice further stated that Uber and Careem cars are registered in private capacity, and being utilized on commercial basis, which is a violation of Section 2 (5), (20), Section 39 and Section 44 of Motor Vehicles Ordinance, 1965 as well as policy under Rent-A-Car Service of the Punjab PTA.
The authorities concerned have been directed to initiate prompt legal action against ‘illegal cab services in Lahore’ for security of general public as well as for the recovery of the government revenue.
On the other hand, Sindh government has also issued notice to the cab-hailing companies in Karachi.