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Pakistan refuses to accept directly India aid for flood victims

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, Aug 29, IRNA -- Pakistan has refused to accept directly the Indian aid of five million dollars for its desperate flood victims and instead suggested that it be routed through the UN.

Pakistan has conveyed this to India which is expected to agree to this procedure, pti reported quoting sources as said here Saturday.

The sources made it clear that India has no problem in routing the relief material through the UN.

'It is a humanitarian crisis (being faced by Pakistan) and India has offered the aid as a goodwill gesture. The modalities of providing the assistance do not matter,' a source said.

On when the relief material would be sent, the sources said such aspects would be worked out when an idea is received from Pakistan as to what material they want.

'The broader objective is to provide humanitarian assistance in the hour of need to Pakistan,' the source said.

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