An inside memo issued by PIA through which it directed cabin crew to decorate in formal garments over “proper undergarments” when not on planes has struck a nerve on-line with offended netizens who’re stating that the airline has its priorities all tousled and must give attention to enhancing its providers as an alternative. Amongst those that voiced their considerations over the event have been filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, RJ Anoushey Ashraf and actor Adnan Siddiqui.
On Friday, the Ms Marvel director shared a screenshot from The Specific Tribune’s article on the memo and wrote, “Our national airline has one million problems and let me say the way its women dress doesn’t even make that list — this is what happens when misogynist men get promoted.” She referred to a line that claimed the GM of flight providers, Aamir Bashir, had noticed the cabin crew’s apparel and continued, “We can share this list with Aamir Bashir if he has trouble coming up with his own.”
“When you have planes that barely function and corruption so deep that all the passengers safety is the last thing on your mind but you have the audacity to worry about the ‘image’ of the airline because of the way women choose to dress off-duty,” wrote Ashraf underneath a information submit on the story.
Prodding them to recover from girls and their selections, she identified that uniforms and hygiene being included within the guidelines could also be honest, however hyper-fixating on girls’s clothes isn’t. “Get your mind out of the gutter and use it for something that can actually help make the airline better.”
Echoing her phrases was Siddiqui, who requested the airline to get its priorities straight. “Instead of moral policing the cabin crew, the PIA should rather invest its energy in improving the infrastructure, safety and service standards.”
PIA issued an inside round to cabin crew titled “Cabin Crew Dress Code for Surface Travel, Hotel Stay and Visit to Offices” on Monday, a duplicate of which is offered with Photographs. It raised a priority that a number of members from the crew “tend to dress casually while travelling intercity” which “leaves a poor impression”. To keep away from soiling the picture of the person and the organisation, Bashir, who signed the be aware on the finish, directed the crew to be “properly dressed in plain clothes which are formal and are worn over proper undergarments”.
“The clothing worn by males and females should be in accordance with our cultural and national morals,” the letter specified. There will likely be checks by TCPs, SPs, LCCs and Grooming Officers — all of whom have been CC-ed — who’re to watch the crew “at all times and report any deviation”.
“PIA crew is the representation of the airline itself,” a PIA spokesperson advised Photographs. “There is a proper guideline for the crew to present itself in proper and culturally sensitive attire, specially in public places, during their international and domestic travel. The circular is in continuation of that guideline and is for both male and female members of the crew,” they mentioned.