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Uber App Closes Pakistan Chapter, Shuts Down Services in Lahore

Uber’s recent decision to cease its operations in Lahore, Pakistan, marks a significant strategic shift in its approach to the Pakistani market. With Lahore being its sole operating city under its own name in the country, this decision highlights Uber’s broader strategy of consolidating its operations with its subsidiary, Careem.

Since its entry into the Pakistani market, Uber had expanded its services to multiple cities across the country, aiming to meet the increasing demand for convenient transportation options. However, in line with its global growth strategy, Uber began to reevaluate its operational footprint in Pakistan.

This reevaluation led to the cessation of its app-based operations in major cities such as Karachi, Multan, Faisalabad, Peshawar, and Islamabad, leaving Lahore as the last operational stronghold.

By transitioning its operations to Careem, Uber aims to leverage the infrastructure and brand recognition of its subsidiary to streamline its operations and achieve greater efficiency in the Pakistani market. This strategic move reflects Uber’s commitment to optimizing resources and focusing on core markets to drive sustainable growth.

For customers and drivers in Pakistan, this transition means that Uber’s app will no longer be available for use. However, they can continue to access ride-hailing services through Careem’s platform, ensuring continuity of service and earning opportunities for drivers registered with Careem.

Uber’s decision to end its operations in Lahore and transition them to Careem underscores its strategic approach to market consolidation and resource optimization. It represents a significant step towards achieving sustainable growth and maintaining a strong presence in the competitive landscape of the Pakistani ride-hailing market.

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