Frustrated commuters take to Twitter to support Careem and Uber after proposed ban

Updated 31 Jan, 2017 05:47pm

Images Staff

Safe and reliable transport is a huge issue in Pakistan, and the people are starting to speak out

Pakistan isn't ready to say 'bye' to Careem and Uber.

Earlier today, news broke that both ride-hailing apps could face a ban by the Punjab government and the Sindh government may soon follow suit.

Careem and Uber are widely regarded as a boon for commuters in urban Pakistan, where safe, reliable and cost-effective public transportation is severely lacking.

It's no wonder that Twitter erupted in sheer panic.

Some people shared stories of how Careem and User made their daily lives better:

Some called out the government's double standards for claiming that Careem and Uber are being banned because they aren't vetted for safety:

There are some that smell foulplay.

Others relied on humour to get the point across:

Some wondered about their 'balance':

Some wondered why we can't just enjoy the good things in life.

Even celebs chimed in: