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Pakistan International Airlines has dictated that air hostesses must lose a certain amount of weight per month to stay employed

The Airline has recently faced a barrage of criticism

by Asfa

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has instructed its air hostesses regarding how much weight they should be losing per month to keep their jobs. 

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PIA has shocked Pakistani citizens by imposing a weight loss regime on its air hostesses. (Image source: Instagram/Pakistan International Airlines)

A PIA circular said that air hostesses that have 30 pounds above the weight limit should start by losing 5 pounds a month. They have to shed weight like this until July after which they will be evaluated again.

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A circular said that those that are 30 pounds above the weight limit must lose 5 pounds a month. (Image source: Instagram/Pakistan International Airlines)

If they do not manage to comply with the weight loss requirements, those that are above will be grounded and referred to the medical team for evaluation and treatment until their weight is in accordance with the BMI for their height.

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Those that do not manage to do this will not be allowed to keep their jobs. (Image source: Instagram/Pakistan International Airlines)

PIA rules and regulations dictate that air hostesses should not weigh more than 150 pounds if they are at a height of 5 feet 5 inches.

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PIA has a strict weight system. (Image source: Instagram/Pakistan International Airlines)

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An air hostess of 5 feet 5 inches cannot be heavier than 150 pounds. (Image source: Instagram/Pakistan International Airlines)

The air hostesses themselves have responded with concern to this dictation. They said the required weight loss is a tall order given the reality of their job. They also said they would challenge the stipulation in court if PIA does not revoke the harsh ruling.

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Air hostesses are concerned about this stipulation. (Image source: Instagram/Pakistan International Airlines)

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They do not feel that the weight loss timeline being imposed on them is easily done. (Image source: Instagram/Pakistan International Airlines)

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The crew is ready to take this matter up against the airline management in court if it is not revoked. (Image source: Instagram/Pakistan International Airlines)

Just a little while ago, PIA faced criticisms when it was forced to fire 3 pilots and 50 cabin crew members when their degrees were found to be fake. A Supreme Court order demanded the termination of their contracts.

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PIA recently fired a number of its employees on order of the Supreme Court of Pakistan because they were found to not be in possession of genuine degrees. (Image source: Instagram/Pakistan International Airlines)

Pakistan’s finance minister called the Airlines a ‘black hole’.



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