City Police and Islamabad administration has been barred from locking up the offices of Careem, searching their office, harassing the petitioner, or impounding vehicles of its employees and visitors.
Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday upon hearing the petition filed by the cab-hailing service asked the authorities to not harass the company.
Justice Athar Minallah asked to form a committee that should hold submit a report in one month about how best to regulate ride-sharing platforms. the committee will be formed under the supervision of the Islamabad chief commissioner with one member each from the Islamabad police, Islamabad traffic police, Islamabad Regional Transport Authority (RTA), and Careem
Earlier this year Careem and Uber came under fire as Punjab government’s notification declaring their service illegal was made public. Later that day, Sindh also announced that they are seeking legal measures to take action against the ride-sharing companies.
The government authorities criticized that the companies don’t pay taxes as cab services are operating without registering the private cars with any regulatory body and they haven’t obtained any fitness certificates/ route permits as well.
Chief Minister Punjab then formed a four-member committee tasked with bringing Uber, Careem, A-One, etc under the tax net and also to propose a legal framework to govern the mobile based cab companies.