Careem, the Dubai-based ride-hailing service that started its operations in Pakistan last year, announced its plans to bring its services to 5 more Pakistani cities.
Careem currently operates in Lahore , Karachi and Islamabad.
A company statement, issued moments ago, confirmed the plans.
Careem’s expansion is also hinted by new recruitments that the company is advertising for Hyderabad, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Peshawar and Multan.
The 5 new cities that Careem is planning to launch in are home to 6.5 million people, according to the 1998 census.
Careem has stated that it will be bringing its services to these cities in a manner of weeks, not giving out a specific date for its start of operations.
With this news, Careem’s competitor in Pakistan, Uber, faces a challenge in catering to the transportation needs of Pakistanis who prefer the convenience of booking their rides at the touch of a few buttons.
The ride-hailing market is expected to heat up in the coming times for sure.