Today, Faisalabad becomes the newest city to join Uber’s growing global network. The launch in Faisalabad comes following the announcement by the company to invest $500 million in Pakistan as part of its plans to further focus on the market. The application is proving to be hugely popular in Pakistan and across the world. Faisalabad is the fourth city in the province of Punjab to get Uber, and the seventh city in Pakistan.
Currently, Uber is available in Pakistan’s 6 key cities; Karachi, Hyderabad, Lahore, Gujranwala and the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. 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 the city, Uber now provides an affordable, safe and reliable way to get across Faisalabad. One of Pakistan’s most popular youth icons and singer Momina Mustehsan, was chosen to be Rider Zero for the launch in Faisalabad. Momina has recently made her mark in the Pakistani music industry with her beautiful voice.
Speaking about the launch, General Manager Uber Pakistan Mr. Safee Shah said,
“We are proud to launch in another great market like Faisalabad following the launch in Gujranwala last week. Faisalabad holds great potential when it comes to quality transport. We have set the standard for connecting people to world-class transport at the touch of a button, and moving millions around the world every day. This launch is very exciting for us, and is aligned with our expansion plans in the country and goal to continue to provide people with safe, reliable and affordable transportation.”
“By offering a friendly and reliable complement to existing transport options, we can help improve urban mobility in Pakistan while creating new, fruitful opportunities for driver-partners. Ultimately, we hope to reduce the strain on the city’s roads, and minimise the environmental impact of traffic congestion that is part of a growing economy.”
Uber is celebrating the launch in Faisalabad by offering free rides to all residents, which they can enjoy by downloading the app from uber.com/app, entering the promo code UBERLOVESFSD and enjoying 5 free rides up to Rs. 300 each. Free rides can be accessed on the Uber app between 12 noon 18th May 2017 until midnight 21st May, 2017.