Careem, Pakistan’s leading ride-hailing app has announced its launch in Multan, Gujranwala, and Sialkot after successful launches in urban cities. The expansion is part of the company’s mission to help bridge employment and urban transportation across the country.
With this recent expansion, Careem Pakistan is on course to create up to million jobs by 2020 across 10 cities.
“Careem is one of Pakistan’s best homegrown technology success stories, and we’re truly excited about our national expansion,” said Fatima Mazhar, Market Launch Director. “This means that more jobs are going to local people and more communities continue to flourish.”
Pakistan is one of the most congested countries in the region with urban transportation plagued by inadequate public transit systems. Careem serves as an affordable alternative that is accessible to its citizens.
“The success in urban cities has motivated us to further expand our services,” says Junaid Iqbal, Managing Director of Careem Pakistan. “We are confident that our new cities will enjoy the ease of use and overall experience.”
The service will be available to anyone with a smartphone and 3G connection. Through the company’s mobile app, customers can book rides at their exact location without any hassle. The company recently included a fleet of 25,000 taxis in Islamabad and Rawalpindi to enhance the earnings of drivers.