Two British members of the lower House of Commons have pledged to raise further funds for the victims of Pakistan floods by pressing the UK Government to enhance aid for the reconstruction of destroyed infrastructure. The Labour MPs John Cryer and Stella Creasy spoke at Iftar dinner hosted by councillor Liaquat Ali at the Walthamstow Forest Town Hall in East London last evening. They expressed their shock at the scale of devastation caused by the unprecedented floods and said though the British Government has allocated 64 million pounds sterling for the rescue and rehabilitation of the affected people but more needs to be done to put Pakistani economy back on the track. Ms.Creasy said 20 million people, the size of population of Australia, has been severely affected by this natural calamity while million acres of farmland has also been destroyed which will put additional strain on the Pakistan economy in the coming years. She said as MP of Waltham Forest which has significant population of Pakistan-origin people, it is her duty to raise the issue of providing further assistance to the South Asian country in the British Parliament when it reconvenes after summer recess next week. Cryer called on the international community to continue its financial assistance to Pakistan to help the country recover from this calamity as early as possible. Minister Community Welfare at the Pakistan High Commission Salis Kiyani thanked the British people and the UK-based Pakistani Diaspora for its generosity and liberal donations for the Pakistani flood victims and assured that the financial assistance will be utilised for the benefit of the affected people and rehabilitation of destroyed infrastructure. The borough mayor councillor Masood Ahmed, leader of the Town council councillor Chris Robin, boroughs Police Chief Steve Wisbey and community leader Shaukat Ali also spoke on the occasion and highlighted the contribution of Pakistani community in the development of the municipality and their efforts in raising funds for Pakistan Flood Appeal.