UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations secretariat has received $1.5 million from the government of Pakistan as seed money to partially cover the cost of a three-member fact-finding commission to look into the assassination of former prime minister Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, UN Secretary-General's spokesperson said Friday. "The money has been received, I can confirm that," spokesperson Michele Montas said in reply to a question at the regular noon briefing. Ms Montas said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also spoke to President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday and among the subjects discussed were matters related to the commission. The spokesperson said the transfer of money was a "significant" step towards facilitating the work of the commission, which will be headed by Chile's UN Ambassador Haraldo Munoz. But, she said, the commission is yet to be completed. Indonesia's Marzuki Dar Usman will be a member of the commission, but no decision has been made on its third member. He or she will be either from Sweden or Norway. In a letter to the Security Council last month, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who paid his maiden visit to Islamabad on February 4, said, "The international commission would be funded by voluntary contributions from member states. Pakistan has offered to provide 'seed money' to an appropriate United Nations trust fund to help an early deployment of the security and technical assessment missions. The Secretariat is engaged in discussions with Pakistani authorities as to the size and nature of a Pakistani contribution, mindful of the importance of maintaining the independence and impartiality of the commission." According to UN sources, Pakistan's contribution could go up to $5 million. Ms Bhutto was killed in a gun and suicide bomb attack on December 27, 2007, as she left an election rally in Rawalpindi. During the phone conversation, the two leaders also discussed the situation of John Solecki, the kidnapped UN official, as also the recent terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan Cricket team. Solecki, a US national who is the regional chief of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees office in Balochistan, was kidnapped on February 2 while on his way to his office and his driver, Syed Hashim, was killed in the attack.