PESHAWAR: Careem Pakistan and the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) have signed an MoU to onboard Peshawar Rescue 1122 services on the Careem platform, optimizing the dispatching process and enabling Careem customers to book ambulance and fire brigade services through the app.
The MoU signing took place at the CM Secretariat in Peshawar and was attended by senior officials from KP Government including Mahmood Khan, Chief Minister, Taimur Jhagra, Minister Finance, Kamran Khan Bangash, Special Assistant to CM on Information Technology (IT), Parwaiz Khan, DG Provincial Disaster Management Authority, Khateer Ahmad, DG KP Emergency Services (1122), Mudassir Sheikha, Co-Founder and CEO of Careem Pakistan, as well as other government officials and leadership from Careem Pakistan.
As per the MOU, all existing Rescue 1122 ambulance will be onboarded on the Careem platform through a separate Emergency Services Customer Car Type (CCT). All ambulance and fire brigade captains will be trained by Careem on how to use the Careem Application for Captains.
Mahmood Khan, Chief Minister KP, commented “The signing of MoU is the first initiative of its kind in the country which will provide citizens with access to emergency services using a simple mobile application. We are working on digitalization of services which is not only time efficient but will also provide cheap services to citizens at their doorsteps.”
Taimur Jhagra, Minister of Finance, KP commented on the occasion: “We are proud to announce a partnership with Careem Pakistan to help improve the response time of Rescue 1122 services in Peshawar and soon the rest of KP province. The initiative will help save precious lives through tech enabled solutions. The government of KP has always been a strong proponent of working with the business community to ensure that Pakistanis receive the best possible services the state can provide”
Mudassir Sheikha, counted amongst the Bloomberg 50 list of influential business leaders in 2018, said
“Through this partnership with Careem, the Government of KP are leveraging technology to simplify and improve lives in Pakistan. We welcome this opportunity and are humbled to be part of this innovative project that will help accelerate Pakistan’s digital future.” The ceremony was followed by a series of events including a motivational talk and panel discussion by Mudassir Sheikha, Taimoor Jhagra, Kamran Bangash and Zaraq Khattak with students from the Institute of Management Sciences in Peshawar as well as the inauguration of a new Careem Office in Peshawar.