“Pakistan‘s embattled national airline carrier this week cancelled dozens of domestic and international flights because it could not afford to pay its fuel bills, officials said Wednesday.

State-run Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), long accused of being bloated and poorly run, has found funds drying up as the government struggles with a balance of payments crisis caused by crippling debt repayments…

Decades of mismanagement and instability have hobbled Pakistan’s economy, and this year Islamabad was forced into yet another bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to avert default.”