US Wants Pakistani Elites to Pay More Taxes — Hypocritical?

In his remarks at Asia Society in New York on Monday, September 19, United States Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter mentioned that a key American priority is to get Pakistani elites to pay their fair share of the tax burden. Of course, one could say that getting American elites to do the same could also count as a key American priority at the moment (for some, at least). The irony was not lost on Ambassador Munter, whose comments were recorded below:

Munter's remarks were part of a wide-ranging conversation on American relief efforts in Pakistan that also featured USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah. Watch the complete program here, and read the program summary here.

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Matt Schiavenza is the Senior Content Manager at Asia Society. Previously, he worked as an associate editor at The Atlantic, where he helped launch and then oversee the China Channel.