Jinnah International Airport Karachi has now prohibited Pakistan’s top ride-hailing services Uber and Careem from entering the limits or the premises of the airport’s ‘long stay parking area’.
A warning has been placed in the form of a notice board at the Jinnah Terminal entrance reading:
‘The vehicles of Uber & Careem are prohibited to enter in Parking area and pickups from Airport is also banned, In case of Violation strict action will be taken including impounding of vehicles.’
According to available details, these online booking services have been banned. In case if the rule is violated, there will be strict action taken against the drivers, the vehicles will be confiscated and thrown in the vehicle compound.
Previously, Allama Iqbal International Airport’s management also banned the entry of Careem and Uber vehicles in the premises along with other online cab services.
Officials have shared that this action was taken because the cab services business is expanding and the taxable income as a result is also increasing. However, they are not paying their owed taxes to the government.
As a result, the government has decided to restrict these companies at the International Airports in Lahore and Karachi.
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