U.S. plans $2 billion aid package for Pakistan

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Mrs. Clinton said tough decisions would have to be made in Pakistan, where only a small fraction of people pay their taxes.

She said such reform would create a broader tax base, would provide more funding for infrastructure, and “it will demonstrate to the international community that all segments of Pakistani society are willing to do their own part to rebuild their own country.”

She said both sides were tackling some tough problems. “Nothing is being swept under the rug,” Mrs. Clinton said.

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Ashish Kumar Sen

Ashish Kumar Sen

Ashish Kumar Sen is a reporter covering foreign policy and international developments for The Washington Times.

Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Sen worked for publications in Asia and the Middle East. His work has appeared in a number of publications and online news sites including the British Broadcasting Corp., Asia Times Online and Outlook magazine.


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