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Ride-hailing service driver gets bail in harassment case

KARACHI: A local court here on Sunday granted bail to a driver working for a ride-hailing service in a case pertaining to harassment of a female student.

The court approved bail for suspect Zulifqar Ali against a surety bond of Rs10, 000.

Yesterday, Karachi police arrested the driver of an online cab service after a woman jumped out of a moving car on the busy Shahrah-e-Faisal road, complaining that he was harassing her.

The incident occurred near Karachi’s Gora Kabrastan. People standing nearby caught the driver and handed him over to the police.

Later, talking to media, the woman said she felt unsafe when the driver took a different route and even refused to take the ride-sharing firm’s telephone calls upon her request.

“He kept throwing a creepy smile at me but I ignored then he not only took a wrong U-turn but when I reported to the ride-sharing firm and the firm telephoned him, he didn’t attend their calls,” the girl told media.

The varsity student added that she had no option but to jump outside the car for “I can compromise on anything but my honour”.

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