Uber’s Chief Business Officer visits Pakistan to deliberate growth opportunities

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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 Telecommunications, Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui; and various other federal and provincial ministers.

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 segments of the population as possible, and create tens of thousands of new economic opportunities every month.

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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.”

Earlier this year, CEO Uber, Dara Khosrowshahi, met with Pakistan’s leadership at the World Economic Forum.

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