Uber, the international smartphone app that seamlessly connects riders to drivers, and operating in Lahore and Karachi; two of Pakistan’s largest cities has recently hired Safee Shah as the GM for Uber in Pakistan. Safee will be heading Uber in Pakistan as the company looks to expand its operations and range of services across the country.
Uber helps millions of people every day to move around their city, offering access to affordable, reliable and most importantly safe rides in over 500 cities worldwide at the simple push of a button.
Safee Shah, GM Uber Pakistan, said:
“I am honoured to be a part of Uber as it touches the lives of thousands of people in Karachi and Lahore who are using our digital platform to commute across the two metros. This is an exciting time at Uber as we look to expand our reach after receiving incredible response from both Lahore and Karachi. We believe in and are making it possible for anyone and everyone to now enjoy an affordable, reliable and safe ride at the push of a button thanks to uberGO and uberAuto.
The competitive price means using uberGO and uberAuto is the perfect option for anyone wanting to get around the city. I personally look forward to another year of growth and expansion across Paksitan.” Prior to joining Uber, Safee worked in the investment management industry for US hedge funds Timescape Capital Management and Corey Macro Management in New York, Karachi, and Lahore. Safee holds a bachelor’s degree from Lahore University of Management Sciences and an MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School on a Fulbright Scholarship.
What is Uber?
Uber is available on all iOS, Android, Blackberry 7 and Windows smartphones. Users simply download the free app and create an account to get riding. Every potential driver must undergo a screening process before they can use Uber – which requires their national identity card, driving license, car registration, a police verification certificate and a social referral character certificate. All drivers must also go through comprehensive training on how to operate the app and attend a mandatory anti-sexual harassment seminar by Rabbt. Once passed, the incredible technology connects successful independent drivers to more riders, so they can take more trips per hour. The drivers who partner with Uber choose when they drive, and can dictate their own schedule, day-to-day, week-to-week.
Uber is creating thousands of similar economic opportunities for people in every city where the service is available. The app uses GPS-enabled maps to find the closest available driver, usually just minutes away. Once requested, the rider sees the driver’s photo, name and car registration and can watch on their smartphone in real-time as the vehicle arrives. They can also check whether others have had a good experience with him or her. The app notifies the rider when their driver has arrived, so gone are the days of waiting outside in the dark. During the trip, riders can share their estimated time of arrival or a live map with friends or family who can track their progress and know when to expect them.
And at the end of the journey, the trip can be completely cashless, as payment can be made automatically made through app wishes so there’s no worrying about carrying enough cash. These features provide increased safety as well as unprecedented convenience. After every ride, you and your drivers need to rate each other and provide feedback. Uber’s safety team reviews this information and investigates any issues. Plus there is 24/7 support so if something happens, whether it’s a traffic accident or a disagreement, our customer support staff are ready to respond to any issues at any time.