PIA named the world’s safest airline for women

The UN Women Agency has marked Pakistan International Airport as one of the world’s safest airlines for women. UN Women, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), and the Federal Ombudsperson for Protection Against Harassment (FOSPAH) inked a landmark MOU at Islamabad International Airport to enhance the collaboration, promoting the drive of safe mobility for women and pledging to halt the harassment of women at public places.

“With nearly half of workforce of Pakistan comprising of women, that often feel bared to fully contribute to the society and economic prosperity, due to perceived and real hazards faced during transportation. It is every woman and girl’s right that they are provided with the same opportunity to travel freely and without fear of being harassed,” read an official statement.

A press release issued by PIA stated that PIA becomes the first airline in the world and the first corporate sector organization in Pakistan to champion such an initiative under the UN banner, with a public pledge and an implementation plan to create safer travel and work environment for the women.

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