Friday, April 5, 2013

UK tax threat over Pakistan aid

Tim Walklate
4.04.2013, 14:27
Britain should not go ahead with doubling its aid to Pakistan - its biggest recipient - unless Islamabad makes its wealthier citizens pay more taxes, an influential committee of British MPs have said. The aid threat is signficant as the UK has a large ethnic Pakistani population.
Britain is due to double its assistance to Pakistan to £446 million ($675 million) in 2014-2015, making it the biggest recipient of British aid.But parliament's International Development Committee said it was unfair for Britain to fund health and education projects unless Pakistan's new government, due to be elected in May, tackles "rife" corruption and tax evasion.
Source: Voice of Russia

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