Touheed Daudpota, a PIA crew member, went viral on social media after photos of him soothing a crying infant on a flight from Karachi to Islamabad were posted. The United Nations recently honoured him for his good deed.
UN Women Pakistan, a branch of the United Nations that advocates for gender equality and women’s empowerment, awarded the steward the title of “He for She” Champion.
The official PIA Twitter account recently shared a snippet of the ceremony with viewers to celebrate the news.
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Mr. Touheed Daudpota, crew of #PIA, whose photos of soothing a baby went viral, was declared by @unwomen_pak the #HeforShe champion for displaying empathy, gender sensitivity, respect & care to a women pax, upholding long traditions of '#GreatPeopletoFlyWith' #GenerationEquality pic.twitter.com/Gr76ZeRIeL
— PIA (@Official_PIA) March 22, 2021
The employee of the national carrier was recognized for showing gender sensitivity and concern for a female passenger. After several online users praised the crew member for his act of kindness, images of the event went viral on social media.
While speaking on a morning show, Touheed stated that he was unaware that someone was filming the event. This is not the first time I’ve assisted a passenger in calming her crying baby; it’s my job.