LONDON (Agencies) PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif has claimed that Pakistan does not need Western aid and should stand on its own two feet. In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Nawaz said his country had sufficient resources to rebuild millions of homes, buildings and bridges destroyed in the worst floods in 80 years. He was speaking amid growing concern that the international community was not responding quickly enough with aid for more than 20 million people displaced by the floods. Nawaz, the former prime minister, said it was time for his country to take responsibility for the welfare of its people and to meet the costs of rebuilding swathes of Sindh, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunk-hwa from its own budget. He has proposed a series of cuts in govt spending to raise 2b pounds to rebuild homes and infrastructure. If the government agrees, we have about $3b within our own resources, he said. He was speaking amid growing fears in Pakistan that the international community would not give as much aid for flood relief as it did following the 2005 earthquake. Although the number of lives lost in the current floods is far fewer - 80,000 died in the earthquake, and 1,600 in the flood so far - the destruction and displacement of families now is greater. Islamabad has said it needs billions of dollars to rebuild. The US has pledged $100m, while Britain has earmarked 31m pounds. The UN has an appeal for just under 300m pounds - significantly less than the $5.5b given in response to the 2005 earthquake appeal. The PML-N Quaid said suspicion that aid would not reach the victims was deterring both international organisations and Pakistanis from giving more. He said if the fundraising effort was run by an independent commission and all party leaders worked together, Pakistan could generate enough money. If we dont follow this route, I can tell you there will be no rehabilitation of flood victims because people wont trust it, he said.