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Pakistan International Airlines strike enters third day

More than 150 flights have been cancelled in Pakistan in the last three days as part of a massive employee strike against government plans to privatise the ailing national airline, Pakistan International Airlines.

Pakistan International Airlines.
Pakistan International Airlines. Image by Faisal Akram / CC BY-SA 2.0

The strike has cost the airline an estimated 1.8 billion rupees ($170 million) so far, with no end in sight to the industrial action. The unrest has also had tragic consequences, with two deaths as police tried to put down a demonstration in Karachi on . Private airlines Shaheen and AirBlue have signed a deal to carry some of the passengers affected by the strikes. Read more: dawn.com