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Islamabad and Rawalpindi your Uber is here!

  • Pakistan’s twin cities Islamabad and Rawalpindi are the third and fourth cities in Pakistan where Uber is now available.
  • Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Capt. (R) Mushtaq Ahmad and Secretary Islamabad Transport Authority Mr Syed Jawad Muzaffar met Uber’s management and discussed the launch of the service and Uber’s commitment to providing safe, affordable, and reliable transport for the citizens of the two cities.

Islamabad and Rawalpindi have now become the newest cities to join Uber’s growing global network and the third and fourth cities in Pakistan where Uber is now available. The announcement comes following the application proving to be hugely popular in more than 520 cities across the world. Islamabad government officials and Uber’s management met today to discuss safe, affordable, and reliable transport for the residents.


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Uber is already available in Pakistan’s two largest cities; Karachi and Lahore. Uber’s innovative technology connects riders with drivers at the touch of a button. Whether you’re heading out with friends, traveling on business, or exploring bustling cafes and lush green surroundings, Uber provides an affordable, safe and reliable way to get across the new cities, Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

Islamabad is an exciting, rapidly growing market making it a perfect fit for Uber.

Affordable and world-class transport

General Manager Uber Pakistan Mr. Safee Shah said, “We are proud to launch in Islamabad at such an exciting point in its growing economy. As the infrastructure of Islamabad has rapidly urbanized, the demand for safe, reliable and affordable transport has grown.” He added, “We have set the standard for connecting people to world-class transport at the touch of a button, moving millions of people every day. Our service complements existing transport infrastructure and we look forward to continuing to work with government officials and other local entities on providing transport that would lead to less congestion and better cities”.

Uber’s Head of Uber Middle East and Africa Mr. Anthony Le Roux said, “Uber is part of a broader global evolution in transport, and Islamabad represents a vibrant, thriving city with a growing population ready to welcome and support our technology. Together, and with the existing transport system in Islamabad, we will shape the future of urban mobility to benefit riders, driver-partners and the environment.”

He further added: “Pakistan is one of the most important markets in the region for us at Uber and we believe that there is huge potential for growth in Pakistan. The feedback we have received from our riders in Karachi and Lahore has been phenomenal and our local team is all geared up to expand our reach to more people across the country, and we are thankful to the Islamabad Government for closely working with us.”

Commenting on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Capt. (R) Mushtaq Ahmad said, “We are very excited to have Uber in Islamabad, and for residents of the city to have access to the technology. We were delighted to meet with Uber’s management and to discuss the impact the technology has on both riders and drivers, from convenient transport to economic opportunities.”

Secretary Islamabad Transport Authority Mr. Syed Jawad Muzaffar expressed his views saying, “Uber is a great service for the people of Islamabad and we look forward to working together with Uber’s team on the modalities of their service in Islamabad.”

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The meeting took place on Thursday April 27th. Attendees from Islamabad Government included Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Capt. Mushtaq Ahmad and Secretary Islamabad Transport Authority Mr. Syed Jawad Muzaffar.  Attendees from Uber included Head of Middle East and Africa Mr. Anthony Le Roux, General Manager Uber Pakistan Mr. Safee Shah, Policy Head Mr. Ghassan Haddad, and Strategy and Planning Manager Mr. Matthew Reed.