Pakistani drivers among those rewarded $500 as Uber crosses 5 billion trip mark

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Pakistani drivers rewarded $500 as Uber crosses 5 billion trip mark worldwide

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To celebrate its five billionth trip globally, Uber has announced USD 500 to each of the 156 drivers involved in completing the trip as a token of appreciation.

In Pakistan, two Uber partner drivers were part of reaching this milestone achievement and they will each be awarded USD 500 as a token of appreciation.

These two Pakistani Uber drivers are among those 156 who started trips simultaneously at 7:29:06 am GMT, in 24 countries across six continents, in cities including Dubai, Moscow and the capital city of Pakistan – Islamabad.

In Islamabad, Umer Ejaz Malik completed a trip to Jinnah Avenue. While in Karachi, Muhammad Kashif completed one to Shahrah e Usman.

Muhammad Kashif, who completed one of 156 trips that started simultaneously, and which took place on UberAUTO, said: “I am feeling very happy, and there is no way I can express it with words. Thank you, Uber!”

Umar from Islamabad was jubilant to be one of the winners. “A special thanks to Uber for giving us this award, and it is great to use the Uber app. Thanks a lot, Uber!” he remarked.

Uber has rewarded a total 156 drivers worldwide who were part of this milestone $500, including both partner-drivers from Pakistan, as a token of appreciation.

“At Uber, we are proud of our partner-drivers who have made it possible for us to achieve this milestone. It’s amazing that out of the 156 simultaneous trips taken worldwide, two were in Pakistan, one being in one of our newest market; Islamabad. This is evidence that the Uber app and technology is giving people in cities across the world, including Islamabad, access to safe, reliable and affordable transportation at the tap of a button” says Safee Shah, GM of Uber Pakistan.

Uber started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get a ride at the push of a button?

In late 2015, Uber made headlines for crossing the 1 billion trips mark. Six months later, the company reached 2 billion rides, and over the last 11 months Uber has witnessed incredible growth to reach an impressive combined 5 billion rides.

Uber is committed to growing its network, providing safe, reliable, and affordable transportation and improving the mobility and transport infrastructure of the cities in which it operates, while also focusing on building new and innovative features for riders and drivers.

Salma Khan
Salma writes on topics ranging from education to technology to business. She can be reached at Twitter and Facebook.

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