Here is How to Get Free Balance or Rides from both Careem and Uber on Sign Up

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Ride hailing services like Careem and Uber are getting popular day by day in Pakistan. They are relatively new concept in Pakistan and is bit old in the western countries. If you have not booked your first ride on Careem or Uber in Pakistan, I would recommend you to do it when you next feel the need to hire a cab. Reason is plain and simple, careem and uber charge you much better rates as compared to conventional taxis in Pakistan.

How to Get Free Balance/Rides on Sign Up?

Just installing the app and sign will NOT get any Free balance or rides on both Careem and Uber. Key here is to always use an invitation code, when you signup using the invitation code, in both Careem and Uber you will get tremendous discounts in your first one to three rides. Like careem gives you free balance to be used in first ride and Uber gives you first ride totally free when you signup using the invitation code.

Where to get Invitation Code?
Well no problem if you don’t have one, let me give you the invite codes for both uber and careem.

 

Careem Invitation Code

Just install the Careem app from the Google Play Store or Apple Store and use the invitation code KHURRAMS190 while entering your signup information. Its important to spell the invitation code correctly.

 

Uber Invitation Code

Again in case of Uber install the uber app from your relevant app store and use the invitation code khurrams2607ui while while putting in the sign up information. Discount will automatically be applied when you take your first ride, it will be absolutely free. Also in order to avail the discount on uber make sure to take your first ride within 90 days of signup/installing the app.

Also do bookmark this page, we will be adding links to more discount details which Careem and Uber usually keep offering on day to day bases. Have a good one for now.

Careem and Uber Revolution in Pakistan, why was it needed

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This is really true that the technology can do lots of good and lots of bad but does not want to do any good or any bad but it takes human beings to use it for good or worse. Fast forwarding to, there is no way someone does not know why the uber or Careem were needed in Pakistan, the answer is right there. So heads, up there is an obvious answer and than there is something more to it.

Obvious is the unregulated cab market of Pakistan, where all the cabbies were free to charge you whatever they want. So when the private transport is not available people had no other option but to accept the highly unjustifiable fares called out by those cabbies or taxi drivers. Or travel in public transport, which is on its lowest point in terms of all aspects of it. The vehicle quality, the time it takes to travel from point A to point B and suffering etc, no heating or cooling in vehicles and lots more. Oh, we are drifting away, back to cabs. So those cabbies calling their own prices, for the worst ride and with no other option available to travelers, today believe me, when your own private transport is not available, the Careem and Uber are heaven.

What you get by traveling in them are, standardized fairs, good traveling conditions, the heating and cooling, much better cars. Ease of calling cab from wherever you are, without the hassle of thinking of getting out and searching of one. It is win win situation.

There is an reason I have mentioned the tech on start, oh I am not talking about the obvious one, the other one, which is regulating the normal cabs was the responsibility of government, they have to regulate their condition and fair too. But they failed but somehow, now tech or technology have filled in, now we are no more dependent on government, process is now lead by tech. Tech have now implemented the price regulation and those high price calling cabbies are being forced to get down to reasonable fairs.

Good thing for those old cabbies is they can register their own same old cabs with the new Careem and Uber, and still be on work, but in a way which forces them to charge reasonably. Most of them were just drivers who did not owned those old taxis, so i am seeing the shift, some of them moving towards driving new cars, instead of rotten old FX and Mehran right from the stone age.

Even the Investors/owners of those old vehicles will ultimately opt-in to purchase better vehicles and do away with those very old cars from 70s and 80s. So we are seeing the shift which resulted in betterment in overall cab market. There is good for all in it, the investors, the drivers and the travelers.

Specially, most amazing aspect is, where government failed to regularize the fairs for whatever reason, the technology not only just did that but resulted in better travel conditions for the travelers.

Its funny how I have been calling the names of Careem and Uber together above, they are after all competitors, but the thing is the arrival of these ride hailing services is Pakistan shaped things for better, for everyone.

Now that they have lessened the burden of government, by standardizing the things from ride booking to fair calculation and regularization, I strongly hope that government does not try stop them but they are welcome to set up the rules and regulations necessary.

Careem, Uber and any future ride hailing services, you are welcome in Pakistan. Thumbs Up. And at the end of it this not, NOT by any chance the paid content, this is what my heart genuinely feel about these new kind of services.

Pakistan railways go into total chaos and makes passengers as well as employees unhappy

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Pakistan railways is recently facing the worst losses because of corrupt and incompetent elements in management. Railway stations are jam packed with passengers but all the trains are late. People have to wait some times as long as 8 to 18 hours before they can get to their train. Also there is no proper system to keep the passengers informed, as people with their families wait on railway stations, it turns into total chaos.

Railways management blames the losses and throws the responsibility off their shoulders. When the trains as well as railway stations are jam packed with passengers, trains are full over capacity, how on earth railway management can claim that they are going in losses.

Railway management also claims that unavailability of new locomotives (Railway Engines) and the bad situations of old ones is also responsible for bad situation. Now here again comes in the fault of the railway management, why they don’t get their available locomotives repaired, where goes the money which is took on daily bases from the passengers.

Place a side the passengers, now the employees of railways are also unhappy over the non payment of salaries. Recently in Lahore over 1000 of railways employees were involved in protests over the non payment of salaries. This made the railways situation from bad to worse, with unhappy employees how they can hope to function correctly.

The minister for railways Ghulam Ahmed Bilour also do not have any satisfying answer to the railways situation. Nor he came with any proper plan to revive the railways. Government as well does not seem involved in any serious effort to make the railways situation.

President Zardari recently just instructed the government to release funds to railways but no response on that yet came, so it seem an empty statement. Also Zardari instructed the Railways to arrange 6 billion Rs loan to fix the railways locomotives so things can go better.

Does Zardari lead Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) government have loan solution for every issue. This issue clearly have not been taken seriously on administration level by PPP lead government on other hand the people of Pakistan are suffering.

A person who have to go from one city to another via train and can’t afford to travel by other modes of transportation have to suffer while taking ticket, mostly they are told that reservations are already done, there is not seat to be reserved and then tickets are provided after taking the bribes. Then when he comes to travel with the family, they have to wait on railway stations for trains which are late from hours to days. At last when train is there, the journey of 22 to 24 hours is completed in nothing less than 6 to 7 days.

Additionally on stations as well as in trains there are no proper facilities for passengers, quality food is not available no other facility is in order.

For countries like India who share same kind of tracks and locomotives from same era as Pakistan, the railways is big source of revenue. Also many other countries like England have railways as major transportation system and they are earning much from it. But in Pakistan on contrast due to corruption and incompetence of management and authorities the railways is going in total loss and seem like it will not be able to serve back as it did in past any time soon. God bless this country.

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