PIA staffer in viral picture calming baby rewarded by UN agency

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) staffer, who went viral on social media for calming a baby during an Islamabad-Karachi flight, has been rewarded by a UN agency.

PIA Head Purser Tauheed Daudpota has been declared “Hero for She” by UN Women for displaying empathy, gender sensitivity, respect and care to a woman passenger.

UN Women is the UN organisation dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

Earlier this month, renowned singer Fakhr-e-Alam shared a picture of the head purser on an Islamabad-Karachi flight cradling a baby in his arms.

The singer shared that the PIA official had come to the aid of an exhausted mother to help her soothe the baby while giving her a break.

“A friend onboard @Official_PIA Islamabad to Karachi early morning flight yesterday shared this. A baby was crying non stop, the mother was exhausted and stressed, she couldn’t comfort the child. So the head purser Mr. Tauheed Daudpota helped the child sleep. Now that truly is GREAT people to fly with,” read Alam’s tweet.

Twitter praised the act of kindness. One person recalled a similar incident where the PIA flight crew had been accommodating to their family as well.

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