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This Pakistani sharing economy start-up brings you beauticians on demand

GharPar takes a 30 per cent cut on each transaction to pay for overheads, reports Tech in Asia

Osman Husain | Tech in Asia 

On-demand start-ups such as Uber and Airbnb have been criticised for increasing income inequality, but a fledgling company in Pakistan wants to ease such concerns. GharPar, which translates loosely as “AtHome”, provides beauty services at your doorstep. It’s a recent start-up, mainly operated in stealth mode since September, but it’s starting to make a real impact on the lives of its freelance beauticians. “The basic inspiration behind the idea was that we realised there’s a lot of exploitation in the salon business,” says Arooj ...

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First Published: Mon, February 13 2017. 16:31 IST
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