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The hyper-activist chief justice of Pakistan's Supreme Court, Mian Saqib Nisar, is crowdsourcing to build a dam worth at least $14 billion. He's piling in the funds by tapping into a yearning for grand, nation-building projects — and by bullying companies and litigants into ponying up cash. He has also threatened to punish critics of the project with treason.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with NPR international correspondent Diaa Hadid (@diaahadid).

This segment aired on October 12, 2018.

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