SRAP Holbrooke Visits IDP Camp in Pakistan

U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke visits Makli Cricket Stadium Army IDP Camp in Thatta. Ambassador Holbrooke meets Army Brigadier Mehmood accompanied by Karachi’s Consul General William Martin.

Photo from US Embassy Islamabad

Sky News Online reports that Richard Holbrooke said that the country needed to make sure it was getting enough revenue from its citizens amid criticism of the way Pakistan’s rich traditionally pay little tax on income and property.

Mr Holbrooke said: “I don’t want to withhold money, but I think we have to be clear that the US Congress is going to be reluctant to give money if the money is filling in a gap because people are not paying taxes.”