PIA to Continue Hiring Women Pilots, LHC Directs

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On Wednesday, the Lahore High Court has given instruction to the Pakistan International Airlines to continue hiring women pilots.

A 2-member LHC bench led by the Justice Mamoon ur Rasheed heard a case relating ignoring the quota for women pilots in the national flag carrier.

During the course of the hearing, the bench instructed the national airline to continue on with the recruitment of the women pilots on their respective quota and summoned counsels of respondents for arguments during the next hearing.

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Back in the month of April last year, Justice Farrukh Khan of the Lahore High Court instructed the Pakistan International Airline to impose 10 percent female quota in the hiring of pilots. The court had then released the directives in a petition filed by a woman for the hiring of females by imposing a ten percent quota.

The PIA had briefed the court that the management had been working on the implementation of 10 percent quota. The Pakistan International Airline officer said that to become a pilot was a job of a sensitive nature so the merit could not be compromised.

The national airline had made the court angry which then said that half of the population of Pakistan comprises of females and that they all should be considered handicapped.

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