ride-sharing service Careem announced on Tuesday that it would start a new women-driven motorbike service in Pakistan, specifically for female consumers.
According to the company, the new service would first be offered in Karachi before expanding to other Pakistani cities such as Lahore and Islamabad.
“The timing surrounding the start of the stated service cannot be specified at this moment,” says Nuzair Virani, Senior Communication Manager at Careem. The Business Recorder quoted Nuzair.
“The service could be offered in the next few days,” he said in reaction to the programme.
According to Nuzair, the company is aggressively seeking “captains” (the title given to its drivers) for the upcoming service.
The company declared in a statement that it will provide “guaranteed” monthly wages of Rs30,000 and Rs50,000 to part-time (5 hour) and full-time employees (10 hours).
The corporation also stated that it will no longer charge female motorcycle captains the standard commission.
According to the firm, there are presently over 1,700 female captains driving Careem customers in a range of vehicles on the platform.