Ride Hailing Service Grab is Coming to Pakistan
Singapore based ride-hailing service Grab is coming to Pakistan via a tie-up with Careem.
Grab is also expanding to Japan and 13 countries in the Middle East. Bookings will be facilitated in Japan through JapanTaxi and via Careem in the Middle East and Pakistan.
Similar to Careem Wallet, users will be able to pay for Grab rides using GrabPay credits and also earn GrabRewards points, likely for future ride concessions. The app will include a variety of languages for ease of user access.
The list of cities covered by Grab will initially include Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Faisalabad, Hyderabad, Multan, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Abbottabad, Sargodha, Mardan, Sukkur, Quetta, and Bahawalpur. More cities will be added over time.
Grab will also bring its Customer Experience team on board where users will be able to access local emergency services through the Grab app.
This expansion comes as a result of Grab’s partnership with Splyt, which is a London based mobility marketplace that connects supply and demand for terrestrial transport. This partnership will bring Splyt’s network of mobility partners to the Grab app that will allow users to book rides across 8 countries through the Grab app.
The cab service will roll out to Pakistan and other countries in 2020.