Commonwealth Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma, has appealed to the international community to come to the aid of Pakistan in the wake of the worst monsoon floods in living memory that have killed over 1,000 people and affected one million in the north-west of the country.In a letter to Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, Mr Sharma said: We have watched with deep distress the appalling loss of life and the continued extensive dislocation which have come in the wake of the flooding in the north-west of the country, and send our sincere sympathy and good wishes. He added: I hope the Commonwealth and the wider international community will come forward to assist Pakistan in these trying circumstances. The Secretary-General said the Commonwealth expresses solidarity with the government and people at this extremely difficult time. We also salute the courage of the Pakistani people in the face of such adversity.