Users in Islamabad have reported that transport service Careem continues to operate in the city despite news reports claiming the service was being shut down by the local transport authority.
According to these news reports the local authorities and the Islamabad Transport Authority (ITA) raided the offices of four taxi services including Careem and closed them on account of providing illegal services last week. The raid was initiated on a complaint lodged by the local Taxi Drivers Welfare.
The reports claims that the company owners received notices prior to the raids but did not reply to them. The notices read, “It has come to the notice of the undersigned that you operate an illegal cab service in Islamabad. You are hereby directed to explain your position within three days from receipt of this communication. Otherwise, strict legal action shall be taken against you.”
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However, a Careem official who requested anonymity has refuted these claims and says, “We did not receive any notices and if you check the Careem application, we are very much working.”
Assistant Commissioner Saddar was contacted by TR Pakistan but was not available for comments.