PIA gets first Kashmiri woman pilot
Islamabad: A Kashmiri young woman, Maryam Mujtaba has made it to be the first woman pilot of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). The airlines introduced its first female pilot through a video shared by it on youtube.
In a video posted on Youtube by PIA, Maryam revealed how she had been dreaming to fly from her childhood days, stating, “PIA gave me wings to fly.”
Stating how her parents were aware of her desire to be a pilot, she recalled how her father enrolled her into a flying school. When she procured her Commercial Pilot License (CPL), the airlines, at that time, had issued advertisements which led her to apply there.
Maryam passed the exam and subsequently joined the airlines.
Maryam termed the flying as ‘the best profession for girls’.
Urging all parents to motivate their daughters, she said that parents should realize the power they hold over their daughters’ lives. “They should motivate them to bring the best out of themselves,” she said.
“Presenting the first female pilot from Kashmir – Maryam Mujtaba! We had a chance to chat with the pride of our nation. Check out what all she has to say, you’re in for a surprise! #PIA #FlyPIA #PilotDiaries,” Pakistan International Airlines wrote on its official Twitter handle.
Mujtaba had joined PIA as a Cadet Pilot in 2011. She had acquired her experience while flying an ATR. Now she is flying as a First Officer Airbus A-320.