Chairman PITB opens online taxi service Uber

Salim Ahmed

Lahore—Chairman Punjab IT Board (PITB) Dr. Umar Saif said that the Uber would help thousands of Lahorites every day to move around their city on affordable, reliable and safe rides at a single click at their mobile phone.
He said it while addressing the launching ceremony of the world best online taxi service “Uber” at Arfa Software Technology Park on Thursday. The ceremony was attended among others by Uber’s International Launcher for Middle East & Pakistan Loic Amado and the Country Head of Uber Mr. Zuhair.
Dr. Saif inaugurated the launch of service formally by pressing a button sharp at 12 pm, the traditional time for launching the service at a new place. Dr. Saif said that Pakistan was the 69th country around the world picked by the prestigious Uber. He said “By riding Uber one may feel reassured that he can share the details of his trip with whom waiting for so they can see every minute and metre of his entire trip in real time. That way they may exactly assess when he would reach. It is so popular service that a large number of people have already downloaded the app in anticipation of this day.”
Dr. Saif told that the PITB would ensure online verification of drivers’ criminal record, traffic violations, registration of vehicles in addition to modify the main Ubar App in accordance with the local requirements. Congratulating the audience, Loic Amado said “the interest had been incredible in Lahore, so we were extremely excited to be launching here first.

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