Following provincial government’s mismanagement of matters regarding the legal status of public ride-hailing companies Uber and Careem yesterday, the social media crowd – majority of whom make a loyal clientele of the said companies, had a field day. Twitter, especially was a riot.
There were some misses, but quite a few hits. Here we have compiled some of our most favourite bits from Pakistan’s witty twitterverse regarding the developments over Careem/Uber status. Goes without saying, our sense of humor is definitely something we all need to be grateful for having born on this side of the border!
Thank you all-featured-here, guys! You lit up an otherwise upset news room. Cheers!
— JinnahTweets (@jinnah_tweets) January 31, 2017
— Junaid Akram (@june_aid) January 31, 2017
Uber and Careem banned in Punjab for being ‘illegal’.
“However gutka, tobacco and donkey meat is widely available ‘legally’.”#Careem
— Chai_Coffee☕️ (@AyeshaA_Umair) January 31, 2017
— Kashif Naseer (@smkashif) January 31, 2017
People of Punjab headed to work after ban of Uber & Careem. pic.twitter.com/k94bW3pAki
— Osama. (@ashaqeens) January 31, 2017
— ONE (@takentweets) January 31, 2017
— Jaff (@Jafsyed) January 31, 2017
— Kiran Raza (@kiranraza_01) January 31, 2017
More worried about the careem ban than the muslim ban kyun ke america janay ka koi irada nahi hai lekin ghante baad tariq road jana hai yaar
— nma. (@namaloomafraaad) January 31, 2017
The Punjab Govt. thinks the three-wheelers openly farting hazardous gases on the roads are safe but Uber/Careem is a threat to public. LOL.
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) January 31, 2017
— Jarrar Shah (@jerryshah) January 31, 2017
— #S.Ghazanfar Hussain (@Shan_e_Syed) January 31, 2017
— Capt. Asad.. (@Capt_Speaking_) January 31, 2017
The public reaction offered, apparently hadn’t featured in government’s consideration while announcing the ban over the services, therefore, by day end the Chief Minister Punjab issued a statement announcing the companies to be given a fortnight for putting their operations in compliance with the transport laws.
Careem’s own response to it was the best:
Got plans? Book a Careem. pic.twitter.com/aJoBuXabqM
— CareemPAK (@CareemPAK) January 31, 2017
The company has been in buoyant spirits and for all the right reasons. Winning the twritterverse, here’s to celebration of #thuglife!
— CareemPAK (@CareemPAK) February 1, 2017