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How a new women-only cab service is helping women get around in Pakistan

  • 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)