A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) official, Touheed Daudpota, who went viral for soothing a restless baby on-flight has been honoured by the United Nations (UN).

Sharing the news on social media, PIA said that Daudpota was declared the ‘He for She’ champion by the UN Women Pakistan for “displaying empathy, gender sensitivity, respect and care to a woman passenger, upholding long traditions of ‘Great People To Fly With’.”

A senior flight attendant, Daudpota was praised on social media after photos of him helping an exhausted mother calming her crying baby during a flight went viral.


Touheed, the cabin crew manager on board, held the baby in his arms and walked to make the baby fall asleep.

This act of the PIA staffer won hearts of many people as the national flag carrier’s flight was moving towards Karachi from Islamabad.