Thursday, 4 April 2013

Reduce UK aid to Pakistan unless Taxes Increase





The UK government should withhold extra aid to Pakistan unless the country does more to gather taxes from its wealthier citizens, a group of MPs has said. The International Development Committee said British taxpayers should not be paying for health and education in Pakistan while rich Pakistanis were paying little tax. They also urged ministers to ensure aid was focused on anti-corruption efforts. Ministers said they were committed to ensuring tax reform took place. The government is planning to double the amount of aid it provides to Pakistan from £267m in 2012-13 to £446m in 2014-15, making it the largest recipient of UK aid.



 
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