President Mohamed Morsi always said that he would follow secular-minded rules and not impose strict Islamic rules over his nation. After his elections, women in television and Egypt Air campaigned for the end of restriction on hijab for women working with the government. In September the cabin crew also went on a strike and eventually the agreement took place. Since 1932, the year when the national airline was founded, this is the first time that airhostesses would be seen with headgear.
As was reported by ndtv.com, a foreign company has been employed to make the headgears. The contract is of 250 hijabs out of a total 900 stewardesses as that is the number of women who voluntarily want to wear headscarf to their workplace. It was a lady anchor, who was the first one to sport a hijab in September in Egypt.
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