The South Asia Channel

Pakistan’s Rich Tax Evaders Are the Least of Our Problems

Addressing the current crisis in Pakistan at the 26-country Friends of Democratic Pakistan gathering in Brussels last week, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn’t mince words. “Pakistan itself must take immediate and substantial action to mobilize its own resources, and in particular to reform its economy,” she said. “The most important step that Pakistan ...

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Addressing the current crisis in Pakistan at the 26-country Friends of Democratic Pakistan gathering in Brussels last week, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn’t mince words. “Pakistan itself must take immediate and substantial action to mobilize its own resources, and in particular to reform its economy,” she said. “The most important step that Pakistan can take is to pass meaningful reforms that will expand its tax base. The government must require that the economically affluent and elite in Pakistan support the government and people of Pakistan.” 

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