US Secretary of State has reiterated her earlier remarks that Pakistan must boost taxes on the wealthy and reduce its reliance on foreign aid to recover from the devastating floods. After meeting the European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton in Brussels, Clinton said Pakistan should make necessary reforms to increase its tax collection. The most important step that Pakistan can take is to pass meaningful reforms that can expand its tax base, Clinton said while talking to reporters in Brussels after the meeting . I know how difficult it is, but it is absolutely unacceptable for those with means in Pakistan not to be doing their fair share to help their own people. Clinton also urged the government to take measures to alleviate the power shortages that stifle the countrys economic growth while making life difficult for its people.