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UN recognises PIA crew member for showcasing gender sensitivity

PIA crew member Touheed Daudpota has been declared the ‘He for She’ Champion by UN Women Pakistan

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UN recognises a PIA crew member for showcasing gender sensitivity almost a week after the video clip featuring him holding a crying baby on flight went viral.

The official PIA Twitter account shared the latest update by sharing a snippet of the ceremony.

The caption of the video shared on PIA’s official Twitter handle said: Mr. Touheed Daudpota, the crew of #PIA, whose photos of soothing a baby went viral, was declared by @unwomen_pak champion for displaying empathy, gender sensitivity, respect & care to women pax, upholding long traditions of ‘#GreatPeopletoFlyWith’.

PIA steward was declared a hero after images of him went viral on social media showing him helping to soothe a crying baby on a flight from Karachi to Islamabad.

PIA crew member Touheed Daudpota has been declared the ‘He for She’ Champion by UN Women Pakistan — a branch of the United Nations that works for gender equality and women’s empowerment.

UN Women Pakistan has honoured him for displaying empathy, gender sensitivity, respect, and care to a woman passenger.

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It was a week ago when celebrity singer and host Fakhr-e-Alam along with many others had shared the photo from that particular flight on twitter.

“A friend onboard @Official_PIA ISD to KHI early morning flight yesterday shared this. A baby was crying nonstop, the mother was exhausted & stressed, she couldn’t comfort the child. So the head purser Mr.Tauheed helped the child sleep. Now that truly is GREAT people to fly with,” Fakhr-e-Alam wrote.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.