Don’t call them captains my friends make fun of me, Court temporarily restricts Careem from calling its drivers ‘captains’ over plea of a ‘real captain’

ISLAMABAD: In a bizarre incident in the country’s fourth-largest city, a civil court restricted online taxi service Careem from using the term ‘captain’ for its drivers in light of a plea from an airline pilot who felt ‘disgraced and humiliated’ by sharing his job title with a taxi driver.

According to a report of Dawn, Civil Judge Rao Ejaz Ahmed Awan directed the private ride-hailing service not to use the title of ‘captain’. The bizarre plea was filed by a pilot, Labeeb Ahmed, who prayed the court to save him from humiliation.

The complainant, while narrating his ordeal, mentioned that a number of his acquaintances mocked him as he shared the job title with a car driver despite getting the title after getting top-notch education and passing burdensome exams to get the pilot license from the aviation authority.

The suffering through this ordeal had shattered my confidence and disgraced a designated rank that is not so easy to obtain, the plaintiff mentioned.

Labeeb further added that only aviation pilots or commissioned officers of the Armed forces will be allowed to use the title of ‘captain’.

The judge of the civil court ordered Careem to not use the word ‘captain’ for its drivers for time being while he also summoned officials of Uber-owned service by the end of this month.

In the meanwhile, social media users also reacted to the unusual development saying that the petition reflects the ego of the ‘self-obsessed’ pilot while they also questioned the judge to react to the witty plea.

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