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  • New York cab driver jailed over Pakistan murders

    NEW YORK: A New York cab driver was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for ordering a double murder in Pakistan after his daughter fled a loveless, arranged marriage...

    US prosecutors say Choudhry's American daughter, Amina Ajmal, was sent to Pakistan and held against her will for more than three years on her father's orders and forced into an arranged marriage...

  • 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 owners, drivers protest tax on taxi stands

    RAHIM YAR KHAN: Dozens of owners and drivers of taxis on Monday blocked Shahi Road from bridge chowk to District Press Club Chowk by parking their cars against what they called illegal tax on taxi stands by the municipal committee (MC)...

    The protesters shouted slogans against the MC chairman and alleged that he imposed this illegal tax on approved taxi stands of the city
  • 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...

  • US charges man over Muslim cab driver shooting

    NEW YORK: United States police in Pittsburgh have arrested and charged a 26-year-old man with shooting a Muslim cab driver in the back in the early hours of Thanksgiving, officials said Wednesday...

    The driver told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the passenger asked whether he was from Pakistan and then talked about the militant Islamic State (IS) group killing people...

  • 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...

  • Cab-hailing service Careem launches women drivers

    KARACHI: Taxi-hailing service Careem introduced women drivers in Pakistan on Wednesday, a rare initiative in a country where women account for only 22 per cent of the workforce...

    Careem has a larger market share than rival Uber in most of the 32 cities in the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan region in which it operates...

  • One arrested in cab driver’s murder

    ISLAMABAD: A man suspected of involvement in the murder of a Careem driver has been arrested, the police announced at a press conference at the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) Centre...

    Superintendent of Police (SP) (Investigation) Zubair Ahmed Sheikh said a man had been arrested for allegedly killing Junaid Mustafa during a robbery
  • Chinese firm to invest $20m in cab, cargo services

    ISLAMABAD: A Chinese firm is working on comprehensive business plan to provide five important services in Pakistan, initially investing $20 million, with future prospects of $600m...

    Initially these instant services would be launched in the six major cities including Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Peshawar and would be extended to other urban centers, he added...

  • Girls in Green touch base in Karachi

    KARACHI: It is a rare honour to return to your alma mater as a hero and see the pride in your teachers’ eyes while the students there look up to you...

    The captain of Pakistan’s women’s cricket team Sana Mir was lucky enough to enjoy such moments on Thursday...

  • City School PAF win Karachi Girls Netball Cup in style

    KARACHI: City School PAF Chapter (Blue) proved their superiority by outplaying rivals in both junior (schools) and senior (colleges) categories to win the Karachi Girls Netball Cup here at the PSB Coaching Centre on Thursday...

    In the junior (schools) category, the thrilling final was played between City School PAF Chapter (Blue) and Habib Girls School teams which was won by City School 7-6 to become the champions of Karachi Girls...

  • Girls get top 10 pre-medical positions in Karachi

    KARACHI: After much delay and while still withholding 95 results, the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) announced the results of Higher Secondary Certificate Part-II science pre-medical, medical technology and home economics group on Monday...

    The third position was taken by Rimsha Imran of St Lawrence Government Girls Degree College...

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