ISLAMABAD The launch of humanitarian appeal for Pakistan under Consolidated Appeal Process (CAP) has certainly not bode well with the donors in the wake of worst funding crises that the country is grappling with. TheNation contacted as many as seven representatives of donor countries and agencies in the last couple of days but only two of them spoke on-the-record. Others, however, admitted off-the-record that the launch of Pakistan Humanitarian Response Plan (PHRP) 2010 under CAP was the core reason for creating a virtual standstill in the arrival of funds. This newspaper on last February 12 had first discovered that PHRP 2010 was launched under CAP, despite that the Government of Pakistan tried its level best to hide this fact. According to this kind of aid programme, only 12 countries have been provided aid that are on the verge of disaster and are impliedly deemed as failed states including the likes of Chad, Somalia and Afghanistan and Pakistan joined the 'elite CAP club by becoming the thirteenth state. Commenting on this continuous reliance on aid programmes, a credible source in an international organisation said, I think donors are a bit exhausted, they have been asked to contribute to Pakistans calamity thrice since last year. He referred to launch of PHRP 2009 earlier last year, its revising from $542m to $680 in September and the launch of consolidated appeal in February this year. PHRP 2009 was launched as flash appeal that signified emergency scenario but that of 2010 was consolidated appeal. It is also learnt from a credible diplomat that Haitis catastrophe has not much affected the funds for Pakistan as separate funds for Pakistans crises had already been allocated during the start of this year. To say that Haiti quake had stopped funds for Pakistan would only be partially true. There were some deviations but not to the extent of creating miserably under-funded scenario for Pakistan. I think launching consolidating appeals narrowly gives any brighter prospects for funds generation, he opined. Doors need a break I think, he said further. On the other hand, the representatives of other donor states like Japan and Denmark said that their countries would keep contributing for Pakistans cause. Head of Economic and Development Section, Embassy of Japan, Shu Nakagawa told TheNation that there were potential chances of provisions of funds for Pakistan on the eve of the upcoming launch of the report Post Conflict Needs Assessment (PCNA) in June and meeting of Friends of Democratic Pakistan (FoDP) in July this year. Regarding the prevailing standstill in the arrival of funds, the Japanese diplomat shared the opinion that donors were a bit 'fatigued. I dont have the authority to comment on the issue but it could be 'donors fatigue that has slowed down funds but I hope this is not the case exactly, he added. Nakagawa said that Japan would release more funds for Pakistans aid after legislation by Japanese Parliament. Japan is the second leading donor after US for the PHRP 2010 allocating $50m for Pakistans humanitarian crises. Out of the allocated sum, $19.64m have been specified for this years PHRP, $22m for United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the remaining $8million for miscellaneous aid projects. Japan donated $41.5m for Pakistan last year. Anders C. Hougaard, Ambassador of Denmark to Pakistan told this scribe that Denmark would keep assisting Pakistan to combat IDPs crises. Denmark had contributed $1m for IDPs this year and provided $2.5million last year, while the country has contributed to $10m by funding numerous projects other than humanitarian ones, for Pakistans help. The Envoy refused to comment on the reasons of slowdown of funds.