Clinton warns Pakistan to make the rich pay


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is warning that the United States will set tougher conditions on nations receiving US aid.

Singling out major aid recipient Pakistan, Clinton says the tighter scrutiny includes an expectation that rich foreigners will not skip out on their taxes while Americans bankroll programs their nations need.

Clinton’s warning came on Tuesday as she and other Cabinet officials described aid and development policies President Barack Obama announced last week.

She says Pakistan is drafting new tax policies under US pressure.

Until now, the wealthy landowners who comprise the country’s political elite have typically paid little or no taxes.

US non-military aid to Pakistan is roughly $1.5 billion a year.

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