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Uber announces free ride in Karachi

KARACHI: Uber launches its operation in Karachi with an offer of free ride for customers in the first couple of days of launch.

As per the announcement, Karachiites can enjoy free Uber rides till Sunday, August 28.

Uber’s Launch in Karachi was announced after it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Sindh Government and Ministry of Transport as a way to promote the effective use of technology within the transport space and make Uber accessible to more riders and drivers.

Both Uber and Sindh Government, According to MoU, will mutually develop technology to bring additional safety and convenience for Karachi residents, and creating more economic opportunities for individuals and small and medium enterprises using the Uber platform.

Karachi is the second city to launch in Pakistan in six months. Karachi will first launch with uberGO, its low cost product, and will have a cash option.

In Karachi, uberGO will serve in following areas:


Saddar Town,

Jamshed Town,

Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town,


North Nazimabad,

Gulberg Town,



Malir Town,


Service will be expanded in other areas too, with time.

Free Rides Till Sunday

Starting from today, everyone can try out uberGO services for free till Sunday midnight (August 28th, 2016).

You can avail up to five free rides, each worth up to Rs. 300. Simply download the Uber app and enter the ‘KarachiFREE’ promo code to get your free rides.

Here are the usual fares in case you aren’t aware:

Minimum Fare: Rs. 150

Per Kilometer: Rs. 9.38

Per Minute: Rs. 2.00

Here are fare estimates for some popular routes in Karachi:

Atrium to Burnes Road: Rs. 150

IBA City Campus to National Stadium: Rs. 180

Hyderi Market to Bahadurabad: Rs. 200

Agha Khan Hospital to Jinnah Intl. Airport: Rs. 220

Uber’s Journey in Pakistan

Soon after Uber’s launch in Karachi, we got a chance to talk to Loic Amado, Head of Expansion for the MEA Region, and Zohair Yousafi, Head of Expansion for Pakistan earlier today. Here are the highlights from our discussion.