Footage of a child being physically assaulted by a caregiver at the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) day care centre in Karachi went viral on Thursday.
The video spread panic among female staffers over the safety of their children.
A female staffer can be seen thrashing a child at the national flag-carrier's headquarters.
PIA spokesperson Mashood Tajwar told The Express Tribune that the incident took place in February of last year.
The culprit, he added, was relieved of her services by the airline administration.
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"The video was made viral by a disgruntled female staffer who wanted to be transfered," he claimed.
Upon refusal on her transfer, Tajwar said, the employee reshared the video.
The PIA spokesperson said that action had been taken against the female staff member in question.
Only yesterday news broke that the three members of the airline's cabin crew were grounded and issued a warning over posting 'indecent' videos on social media.
Two female and a male cabin crew members posted short video clips on social media application Tik Tok in which they can be seen singing and bobbing their heads.
The airline confirmed the news, claiming the videos went against the country's cultural values.