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Imran Khan’s bid to crowdfund $14 billion for Pakistan dams

By: Sarwar Alam

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 $14 billion for desperately needed dams, a plea capitalising on nationalist fervour but ridiculed by detractors as unrealistic. If it succeeded it would be the largest crowdfunding effort in history — shattering the current Kickstarter record 700 times over. But while 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…

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