A new taxi service is trying to
make it easier and safer for women to get around the busy commercial
center of Karachi, Pakistan.
Starting on Thursday, women traveling in the city need only
keep their eyes peeled for a bright pink taxicab with a female driver
clad in a headscarf of the same color behind the wheel.
According to the Independent,
a Pakistani woman named Ambreen Sheikh and her husband are the
architects behind the company, aptly called Pink Taxi.
Sheikh told Reuters
the new women-only service largely employs “housewives, young women and
students,” a plus in a country where women have historically made up a small percentage of the workforce. Read more (3/22/17)