• Sunday, August 14, 2022


Imran Khan’s Bid to Crowdfund £10.74 Billion for Pakistan Dams

Imran Khan. (Photo Credit: AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

It’s a far cry from those sponsored Facebook posts asking you to invest in a start-up’s new digital watch or an unbreakable phone case. But Imran Khan wants Pakistanis to crowdfund a whopping £10.74 billion for desperately needed dams, a plea capitalising on nationalist fervour but ridiculed by detractors as unrealistic. If it succeeds it would be the largest crowdfunding effort in history – shattering the current Kickstarter record 700 times over. But Pakistanis have responded to Khan’s plea with enthusiasm, the tally so far is just a drop in the ocean of what’s needed to alleviate the country’s chronic…

You do not have access to this content. You need to subscribe.

Eastern Eye

Related Stories

Eastern Eye


Mrunal Thakur on Dhamaka, experience of working with Kartik Aaryan,…
Nushrratt Bharuccha on Chhorii, pressure of comparison with Lapachhapi, upcoming…
Abhimanyu Dassani on Meenakshi Sundareshwar, how his mom Bhagyashree reacted…