Inquiry status: Report and Government Response Published

The International Development Committee has published its Report on Pakistan and come to the conclusion that  Future planned increases in UK development assistance to Pakistan should be conditional on action by the Government of Pakistan to increase the proportion of GDP it collects in tax from the wealthy. In future the UK’s aid programme to Pakistan must also focus more closely on supporting the rule of law and anti-corruption efforts.



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