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.

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

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