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Female Pakistani pilots ace ‘very challenging’ flight, and win praise on Twitter

A photo of a full female crew on a Pakistani airline, has gone viral on Twitter.

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Two female pilots in the service of a Pakistani airline is celebrated on the social media for the successful managing of a “challenging” flight, route, and leads the way for women in aviation.

On 21 June, Pakistan International Airlines proudly shared a picture on Twitter of the female cockpit crew of an ATR aircraft in a post that has since gone viral. The Express Tribune quickly determined that the women, as Captain of Maryam Masood and First Officer Shumaila Mazhar.

The flight to Gilgit is very challenging and requires a lot of precision and technique. Our dynamic duo, the Captain of Maryam Masood and First Officer Shumaila Mazhar make it look so easy as they fly through the mountains celebrates the beauty of our northern areas! Way to go!! #PIA pic.twitter.com/UOQC8VbRUZ

— PIA (@Official_PIA) June 21, 2018

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The courageous ladies! One of the most difficult landings in #Gilgit #PIA pic.twitter.com/TajAX58j1U

— Asad (@Aay_Em_Khan) June 21, 2018

“The flight to Gilgit is very challenging and requires a lot of precision and technique. Our dynamic duo, the Captain of Maryam Masood and First Officer Shumaila Mazhar make it look so easy as they fly through the mountains celebrates the beauty of our northern areas! Way to go!!” the carrier wrote in a message that has since won more than 12,000 likes, 3,500 retweets and 600 comments.

Twitter users overwhelmingly responded to the messages of support, the prices of the #girlpower of seeing the women lead and succeed in a traditionally male-dominated field.

This is wonderful! Great to see talented young women play a larger role in the organization.

— Usman Ghani (@whousmanghani) June 21, 2018

“This is fantastic! Great to see talented young women play a larger role in the organization,” one fan cheered.

Well done girls .. you make us proud

— Shahida Qureshi (@ShahidaQureshi5) June 21, 2018

“Well done girls .. you makes us proud,” another agreed.

Wow, that is incredible. #Girlpower 💪💪💪

— Umer Farooq (@FarooqUmer) June 21, 2018

Hats off ladies. Sky is the limit 😚

— بشیر ناگی (@BasheerNaagi) June 21, 2018

My daughter flew with this Captain and was full of praise for the smooth start-up, flight, and landing.

— M Ali Chundrigar (@AliChundrigar) June 21, 2018

Wow. Good work. Great to know that. The role of the woman is essential for a developing country.

— QA (@Qamar_110) June 21, 2018

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“Wow. Good work. Great to know that. The role of the woman is essential for a country’s development, ” another cried.

While Pakistan International Airlines spokesman Mashood Tajwar confirmed to the Tribune that Masood and Mazhar are not the carrier’s first female cockpit crew, Captain Ayesha Rabia and First Officer Saadia Aziz reached that milestone a few years ago, Masood and Mazhar’s performance are still worthy of celebration.

Janine Puhak is an editor for Fox News Lifestyle. Follow her on Twitter via @JaninePuhak

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