Court orders Careem to stop calling its drivers ‘captains’
Rawalpindi: A civil court’s judge has ordered Careem (a vehicle-for-hire company) to stop using the word ”captain” for its drivers after an airplane pilot complained the court about facing “humiliation and disgrace” over the same title.
Dawn’s report said Civil Judge Rawalpindi Rao Ejaz Ahmed Awan issued the order while temporarily barring the company for using the term. The company was also asked to submit its response by July 31.
“The petition was filed by Labeeb Ahmed, a pilot by profession, through his lawyer Chaudhry Rizwan Elahi,” the report added.
According to the details, it was petitioned that due to Careem’s use of the term “captain” for its drivers, the pilot had to face jibes for sharing his job title with that of Careem captains.
However, the pilot rather opined the title of captain should either be reserved for a pilot or a third-ranked officer of the armed forces, also known as a commissioned officer.
In his conclusive remarks, the civil judge ordered the ride-hailing company to not use the word “captain” for its staff until the next hearing.