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A woman gave birth to a baby girl on a commercial PIA flight travelling back from Madina to Multan on Tuesday.
Pakistan International Airlines issued an official statement on their Twitter in which they expressed joy and gratitude on the birth of a baby girl.
“Miracles happen every day and we had our little miracle today onboard our flight PK 716 from Madinah to Multan. A beautiful baby girl was born!”
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According to the reports, the parents of the girl were happy over the emergency help and support provided to them by the cabin crew of the flight.
The statement further added that “The parents were overjoyed and expressed their gratitude to the cabin crew members who helped with the delivery.”
Resultantly, the baby girl was named ‘Jannat’ on the wish of the cabin crew including Rizwan Gondal, Nasreen Rind, Aneela and Sana Ullah Soomro who took extraordinary care of the mother and child.
However, many have questioned how a woman so close to giving birth was allowed to board the flight in the first place?
According to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) rules, no airline is authorized to issue a boarding card to a female passenger having the pregnancy of more than 27 months.
The Spokesperson of PIA Mashood Tajwar said that ‘ [the] woman did not appear to be on full-term’ to the cabin crew when she boarded the plane.
And according to the unconfirmed reports, the delivery was ‘premature’.
People came out on Twitter to critically question the credibility and efficiency of the management of the national flag carrier, after this incident.
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Seriously?? How come she got on board in first. ICAA Laws on health and safety it is not allowed to let due pregnant pax?
— HUMAN BEING (@imanahil1) December 12, 2017
A woman in last stage of her pregnancy wouldn’t be allowed to board a flight in a professional airline as it may endanger the life of mother & the child.
Anyway .. congratulations to parents and welldone flight crew.
— TM 61 (@Tahir_Masood89) December 12, 2017