However, others argue the need for cabin crew to maintain a healthy weight.
However, others argue the need for cabin crew to maintain a healthy weight.

Senator Sherry Rehman is not having any of PIA's body shaming and she's taking it up with the Civil Aviation Committee of Senate.

Earlier this month, PIA welcomed its airline crew into the New Year with a weight check policy. The memo reportedly read: "Any crew found above 30lbs from the desired weight after 31st Jan 2019, will be grounded and referred to Air Crew Medical Center for medical evaluation and treatment until weight is reduced."

Those already "on weight check" are required to report monthly to a "grooming cell" to receive clearance to fly.

Reportedly, the policy was due to complaints from passengers about "obese" flight members. PIA, however, in its notification has not specified what the "desired standard/BMI" is.

This weekend, Rehman shot back at PIA asking it to focus on its operations rather than their crew's waistlines.

Most Pakistanis agree with the senator.

However, others argue the need for cabin crew to maintain a healthy weight.

But, like Rehman pointed out, the focus should be on the airline's functionality.


Images has reached out to PIA for comment and is awaiting a response.

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