Britain should withhold extra aid to Pakistan unless it does more to gather taxes from wealthier citizens, damning parliamentary inquiry report said, as UK plans to double assistance to Islamabad.
Underlining that elected politicians in Pakistan need to submit tax returns and pay tax, UK on Tuesday said its aid to country will be linked to reforms.
Mark Lowcock spoke on the UK`s development aid plans.
India summarily dismissed UK moves to slash its aid of 280 million pounds per annum by half to it.
Britain on Sunday clarified that it
has no immediate plans to end its aid programme to India.
Playing down media reports in the
UK seeking stoppage of aid to India on the basis of a
reported Rajya Sabha proceedings last year, India on Monday said
it has always been appreciative of foreign assistance.
-politician Imran Khan wants Britain to stop giving millions
of pounds in aid to his country.
Britain may scale down the 250 million-pound aid given to India annually, saying wealthy local people could do more to help their poor countrymen.
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