ISLAMABAD India would administer its humanitarian aid (now revised from $ 5 million to $ 25 million) to Pakistan through United Nations and it has formally contacted the UN in this regard. Jean-Maurice Ripert, United Nations Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Assistance to Pakistan, confirmed this during a conversation with this journalist after a press briefing here on Tuesday. My understanding is that they (India) have contacted UN for their aid to reach Pakistan. I dont have any additional details so far, he said when asked to comment on Pakistans refusal to except Indian aid coming directly. Later, India reportedly revised the humanitarian aid from $ 5 million to $ 25 million. The Special Envoys views regarding utilisation of aid funds through international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) did not coincide with those of Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani. Premier Gilani, the other day, had voiced concerns over the transparent spending of humanitarian funds by the INGOs citing huge logistics expenditures incurred on foreign NGOs and INGOs. The PMs statement perceivably aims at defending his corruption-ridden government departments in the wake of international communitys grant of humanitarian aid to UN and INGOs instead of relying on government departments. On the other hand, the UN officials discussion on the matter evidently reflected that the Government of Pakistan and United Nation were not on same page so far as the modalities evolving around the usage of humanitarian aid were concerned. Any NGO alone cannot spend the humanitarian funds. All the UN agencies, international humanitarian partners, NGOs and INGOs are working in coordination with donor states to make sure funds that are spent in the right direction, he added without specifically targeting the PMs statement in this regard. He said over $ 600 million provided by international community for Pakistans assistance were disbursed while $ 350 were pledged. Of these funds, he said roughly one-thirds went to UN with the remaining funds gone to NGOs, INGOs and Government of Pakistan. Responding to whether UN was satisfied with the steps taken by Government of Pakistan for 'transparent spending of humanitarian funds, Jean-Maurice Ripert, avoiding any direct comment, said it was up to the Government to ensure transparency. They were appointing former judges and people with credibility and all that - I think its them who have to decide what to do and what to not do, he said. The top UN official continued to say that Government had entrusted National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) with the duties to monitor relief operations but a comprehensive mechanism for recovery operations was yet to be formed. How and when to devise this kind of mechanism stays with the Government of Pakistan to make a decision, he said adding that he would discuss the matter with PM Gilani. Ripert apprised that UNs initial appeal for Pakistans flood affectees would be reviewed shortly before UN General Assembly meets in New York on September 19. He said that recovery aspect would be included in the humanitarian appeal and its budget would be revised accordingly. The Special Envoy mentioned that a meeting of Friends of Democratic Pakistan (FoDP) to assess Pakistans floods scenario would be held in Brussels on October 19, this year.