Uber’s Chief Business Officer Visits Pakistan to Discuss Growth Opportunities

Uber’s Chief Business Officer, Brooks Entwistle, called on Pakistan’s state dignitaries to discuss how Uber can support the new government in achieving positive economic growth and opportunities.

On his visit to Pakistan, Brooks and the Uber Pakistan team met the Honorable President Dr. Arif Alvi, Chief Minister Punjab, Sardar Usman Ahmed Khan Buzdar,  Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah, Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Federal Minister of State for Interior, Shehryar Khan Afridi, Provincial Minister of Punjab for Industries, Commerce & Investment Mian Muhammad Aslam Iqbal, CEO PBIT, Jahanzeb Burana,  and Provincial Minister for Finance Punjab Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht.

Brooks Entwistle visits new government of pakistan

The Uber delegation assured the dignitaries that Pakistan is a priority market for the global ride-hailing app having recently launched a variety of mobility services – including rickshaw and motorbike – in order to bring the benefits of the Uber technology to as many parts of the population as possible, and create tens of thousands of new economic opportunities every month.

The delegation also discussed how the government can play a key role in supporting a forward thinking ride sharing sector, including introducing a scalable licensing regime and a favorable tax structure to increase investment opportunities and enhance trust and safety.

Brooks Entwistle stated,

We are humbled to have had a major impact on Pakistan’s economy and committed to growing our business and investments going forward. We support the new government’s resolve to push the country forward globally through progressive reforms and believe we can play an integral part given our technological expertise.

The Uber officials present at the meetings alongside Brooks Entwistle included Pakistan General Manager, Safee Shah, Head of Business, Omar Askari and Head of Policy, Hassan Arshad.  Earlier this year, CEO Uber, Dara Khosrowshahi met with Pakistan’s leadership at the World Economic Forum.

  • Pakistan with exponential growth in economy supported by increasing population to the magnificient market size with incentives of favorable tax structure investment opportunities in transport sector with participation to Climate Change support to taxation on green transport. Renewable and Li-Ion battery technology supporting the digital technologies, compliant to UN Road Safety on technology supports the World Customs Organisation for Zero or Sizeable reduction in customs duty, and Federal taxes worldwide. Karachi needs Uber support for transportation of masses in the city by EV buses to which the policies for the renewable incentives, relief and other incentives on Federal taxes, and custom duties are in place and will be considered favorably by the Federal Government. Several treaties are ratified between Pakistan and other intnernational Organisations as the ATA Carnet treaty by which goods can be imported for trails/testing of vehicles which are EV’s, Digital, by ATA Carnet would enable the operator for tax free for trail period of limited time, say one year or more. Ride Sharing is a very important and the related software in use by Didi in China has developed sofware deployed to protect the passengers when travelling, provides security. We need e-bike, e-scooter, bicycle tracks on the roads so Uber could bring these inventions to the benefit of Pakistanis., as in developed countries, and remove the tag of developing country. I thank Mr. Brooks Entwistle Chief Business Officer Uber to visit Pakistan and give special preference to make our transport system on the pattern of the reccomendations of UN Decade of Road Safety with the regulatory authorities worldwide. We need Uber to bring buses for EV, motor cycle, on EV,, Cars, on EV, Cars with the provision of taking of a sick patient on the front seat by reclining the seat and fill the gap of taking sick people inUber car at very low pice. We are very short falled in Ambulance, and certain to take it forward. I suggest by adopting policies to benefit Karachi Uber will change the face of the city as any other western city developed. Best wishes

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