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  • Taxi drivers protest against private cab companies in Islamabad

    Taxi drivers in Islamabad held a protest against the impact of online cab services on their livelihood on Sunday...

    Conventional cab drivers participating in the protest claimed that their income is being affected due to the growing number of private taxi service providers and called for the number of vehicles in the fleets of web-based services — like Careem and Uber — to be curtailed...

  • Rickshaw drivers in Lahore protest against ride-hailing services, Orange Cab scheme

    Rickshaw drivers in Lahore took to the streets on Thursday to protest against ride-hailing services Uber and Careem and the Punjab government's Orange Cab initiative to provide 100,000 cars to those unemployed in the province, a press release issued by the Awami Rickshaw Union stated...

    Regarding the Orange Cab scheme, he said, "Why doesn't the chief minister of Punjab give us the 100,000 taxis and take our rickshaws as surety?",...

  • Cab rank rule

    HAVE you ever stood at a taxicab rank? Did you notice that taxicabs generally form a queue leading up to the rank and simply take the next passenger waiting? Did you also perhaps wonder why that was? The taxicabs are just following the unspoken rule of the cab-rank: if thou art at the head of the queue, thou shall not refuse the passenger before you!You would also have noted that cabbies strictly follow this rule and in fact, there is...

  • Istanbul mayor, CM Punjab launch cab service in Lahore

    LAHORE: Mayor of Istanbul Kadir Topbas and Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif inaugurated on Tuesday A-Taxi (cab) service after the Punjab government and Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality signed an agreement in this regard...

    Under the agreement, Turkish firm Al-Baryak will operate the cab service, equipped with modern navigation and security features...

  • Uber pulls out of Denmark citing tougher cab standards

    The country’s transportation minister, Ole Birk Olesen, a keen supporter of Uber, was forced by other political parties to pen a proposal toughening standards on cab services...

    He called it “a pity” there was no majority to further liberalise Denmark’s cab laws that “would have it easier for Uber and similar services to operate legally in Denmark...

  • Putin says he drove cab after Soviet fall

    MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the collapse of the Soviet Union spelled the end of “historical Russia,” revealing he drove a taxi to make ends meet following the USSR’s fall...

    Putin, a former agent of the Soviet Union’s KGB security services, who has previously lamented the USSR’s fall, said the disintegration three decades ago remains a “tragedy” for “most citizens”
  • Number of coronavirus patients in Hyderabad on the decline

    HYDERABAD: Burden of novel coronavirus patients on Hyderabad has now lessened considerably in last 24 hours with departure of people from districts other than Sindh’s...

    Most of them happened to be Tableeghi Jamaat members from upcountry and foreign lands including Indonesia, China, Malaysia and Philippines who have now left Hyderabad safely...

  • PM’s Rs500m package to make Hyderabad modern city: governor

    KARACHI: Sindh Gover­nor Mohammad Zubair said on Friday the Rs500 million development package anno­u­n­ced by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would prove to be a catalyst in the modernisation of Hyderabad, the second largest city of the province...

    He said at a meeting with Hyderabad Mayor Tay­yab Hashmi and Deputy Mayor Sohail Mashhadi at Gover­nor House that the fed­eral government belie­v­ed in equal development and economic agenda for...

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