Addressing a press conference on Thursday, Soysal said that UN was requested to provide the remaining 30 percent of the pledged $ 1.9 billion assistance.
He said that the international community and UN would continue assistance to Pakistan in future as well. He said that UN agencies are working in collaboration with the Pakistani government to help people.
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Zafar Iqbal Qadir, UN Humanitarian Coordinator Mengesha Kebede, representatives of other UN agencies, and Pakistani officials were present on this occasion.
The NDMA chairman said that the impression that Pakistan made no proper preparations for next natural disasters like floods is not correct. He said that various possible dangerous spots across the country were visited before the forecast monsoon and situation was evaluated.
He said that the local administration was alerted and equipped for meeting any emergency in case of floods. He said that meetings and workshop were arranged on local levels.
To a question, he said that to some extent it was true that proper houses were not provided to the flood affectees last year and rehabilitation as well as reconstruction phase was not completed so far but the government was lacking resources. However, majority of the affectees were fully assisted.
“Such issues were inevitable as such a disasterous situation occurred for the first time in Pakistan and in future we are more careful,” he said.