Islamabad, January 24, 2018 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Wednesday appreciated Uber for spearheading the model of a “sharing economy” and invited the global taxi company to partner with Pakistani banks and the Prime Minister’s Youth Programme to help drivers in financing vehicles for Uber. The prime minister was talking to Dara Khowsroshahi, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Uber Technologies Inc. at the sidelines of World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. Minister of State for Information Technology Ms Anusha Rehman, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Ali Jehangir Siddiqui and senior government officials were also present during the meeting, a press release received here said.
The prime minister and the UBER’s CEO discussed the avenues and opportunities regarding effective participation by Uber in Pakistan’s economy in a meaningful manner. Prime Minister Abbasi said that the Pakistani market held a lot of potential for the Uber, which could provide the commuters added value for money. Uber Technologies Inc. is a global technology company, operational in 633 cities. It launched operations in Pakistan in March 2016 and is operational in seven cities, providing income to 63,000 drivers, servicing 1.27 million riders.
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