LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) has restrained Punjab government from taking action against taxi service providers.

An application had been submitted with the court taking stance that the service could not be halted until policy is formed.

It was requested that the court barred the Punjab government from taking action against the companies until law is not introduced for them.

After hearing arguments, the court ordered the government not to take action against them, besides demanded reply from the government.

It is relevant to mention that the Punjab government declared three online transportation companies – Careem, Uber and A One as illegal and directed the authorities to launch a ‘crackdown’ on them.

The memo was issued by the administration on Monday ordered the relevant authorities to launch a crackdown on the cab aggregator companies that were running illegally in Lahore.

However, On Tuesday Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif ordered immediate resumption of ride-hailing services Uber while giving a 15 days deadline for registration of vehicles.