The national carrier of Pakistan – Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) – has made it obligatory for its cabin crew to wear undergarments while wearing plain clothes.

The internal instruction memo by PIA’s General Manager Flight Services Aamir Bashir has stated that it had come to the observation that there had been complaints about the attire of the flight attendants as they reach their offices, stay at hotels and travel to other cities.

“It has been observed with great concern that a few cabin crew tend to dress casually while traveling intercity, staying in hotels and visiting various suffices. Such dressing leaves a poor impression on the viewer and portrays a negative image of not only the individual but also of the organisation,” an internal memo to employees read.

The cabin crew has been instructed to be dressed appropriately in formal casual clothing including undergarments.

Grooming instructors and senior shift in-charges at the airline have been told to monitor crews, and report back if there are any deviations from these policies.

Bashir warned that strict action would be taken against those flight attendants who did not follow the guidelines.