These two women pilots from Pakistan fly the rough route of Gilgit; Twitterati hail women empowerment

Pakistan International Airlines(PIA) took to Twitter to praise the two lady pilots, who fly the tough route of Gilgit Baltistan. Many people including those who had flown with the pilots also complimented them.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published: June 22, 2018 7:37:33 pm

women Pakistani pilots, Pakistani pilots twitter, women pilot twitter buzz, Pakistani pilots, women pilots, indian express, indian express news While many called the two pilots inspiring, others who had flown with them complimented their flying. (Source: Official_PIA/Twitter)

While India is celebrating the return of the all-women crew of INSV Tarini, its western neighbour Pakistan is hailing two women pilots who fly the tough and challenging route of Gilgit. Taking to social media, the official Twitter account of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) tweeted a picture of the pilots and wrote, “The flight to Gilgit is very challenging and requires a lot of precision and technique. Our dynamic duo, Captain Maryam Masood and First Officer Shumaila Mazhar make it look so easy as they fly through the mountains celebrating the beauty of our northern areas! Way to go!! #PIA.”

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In no time, the tweet garnered quite some attention, with many calling the two pilots inspiring. Some even shared personal stories about how these women inspire others too. “My daughter of 8, wants to become a pilot too. Long way to go but she will definitely make it one day. What a proud moment for the captain, first officer and their parents,” was one of the many comments on the post.

Many people, including those travellers who had flown with the pilots, also took the opportunity to share their experiences. Here are some of the reactions the tweet garnered:

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