Public outrage forced PIA to withdraw memo on cabin crew’s dress code
Following the public outrage for its objectionable dress code memo for cabin crew, the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) was forced to provide an explanation.
The Chief Human resource officer of PIA while responding to criticism stated: “Despite the fact that the spirit behind the advisory was to ensure proper dress code, however, the standard bulletin, inadvertently, came out with an inappropriate selection of words.”
“I personally feel regretful and I am fully convinced that the words could have been more civilised and appropriate instead of words published, which, unfortunately, are being trolled and twisted towards the defamation of the company,” he wrote.
Earlier, PIA General Manager Flight Services Aamir Bashir, in an internal instruction memo, said: “It has been observed with great concern that a few cabin crew tend to dress casually while travelling intercity, staying in hotels, and visiting various suffices.”
“Such dressing leaves a poor impression on the viewer and portrays a negative image of not only the individual but also of the organisation.” Bashir asked the cabin crew to “dress properly” in formal plain clothes over “proper undergarments.”