Careem Signs Firm for Background Check of its Drivers

Careem, one of MENA region’s leading app-based car booking service, has signed an important agreement with the Pathfinder Group, Pakistan’s largest private security group, to conduct detailed background checks on the company’s ‘Captains’ (drivers).

“Not only do we want to offer our customers a relaxed and hassle-free travel option, we also want to make sure that our Captains are of the highest calibre,” Junaid Iqbal, Managing Director of Careem, says. “Security and the safety of our clients are of paramount importance to us and we will do all that we can to make them safer.”

Working with Research and Collection Services (RCS) – a specialised company under the Pathfinder Group’s umbrella that not only has vast expertise when it comes to conducting their multi step credentials verification process, but also an impressive client list that includes  foreign missions.

Speaking at the deal’s signing ceremony, Chairman of the Pathfinder Group and famous defence analyst, Mr. Ikram Sehgal, said: “I am delighted to see such a cutting-edge service coming to Pakistan. The Pathfinder Group has more than 20 years of experience when it comes to leading the way in the security industry, and we are very excited to be working with Careem to assist the company in making its rides as safe as possible.”

Founded in Dubai in 2012, Careem currently operates in 25 cities, from Morocco to Pakistan. As a home-grown pioneer of MENA’s technology sector, Careem’s mission is to simplify people’s lives through reliable and affordable urban transport. In the last three years, the company has witnessed strong month-on-month growth of 30% across its core markets in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

Since its inception, Careem has delivered millions of successful rides with tens of thousands of Captains and looks forward to further strengthening its position across the region with this important agreement.


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