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Ride hailing app Grab to begin services in Pakistan

Singapore-based Grab says rides in Pakistan would be facilitated through Careem app. The service would be avai
20 Nov 2019
  • Singapore-based Grab says rides in Pakistan would be facilitated through Careem app.
  • The service would be available across 15 cities in Pakistan.

After Uber and Careem, Singapore-based ride hailing app Grab has announced to offer its services in Pakistan from next year, alongside 13 other countries in the Middle East and in Japan.

Grab is a Singaporean multinational ridesharing company and also offers food delivery and digital payments services via mobile app. According to Grab, the rides in Pakistan and the Middle East would be facilitated through the Careem app, while bookings in Japan would be fulfilled by JapanTaxi, said the company in a statement.

JapanTaxi operates a fleet of around 70,000 cars, whereas, Careem, which was acquired by Uber earlier this year for US$3.1 billion, has more than 1 million drivers in the Middle East.

The service would be available across 15 cities in Pakistan including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Faisalabad, Hyderabad, Multan, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Abbottabad, Sargodha, Mardan, Sukkur, Quetta and Bahawalpur.

According to Grab, users will be able to pay for rides using GrabPay credits and earn GrabRewards points. The app will also be in the consumers’ preferred language for easier navigation.

The latest initiative is part of Grab’s existing partnership with Splylt, a London-based global mobility marketplace, which was signed back in June under which the integration of  Splyt and Grab’s global network of mobility partners into the Grab app.