ISLAMABAD - Announcing further support for the floods-affected people of Sindh, UK Secretary of State for International Development, Andrew Mitchell, has said that UK and Pakistan are tied into deep friendship and long-lasting bond and they will always stand by and support each other. "The flooding in Sindh, southern Pakistan, is of grave concern. We anticipated further floods this year, and so pre-positioned tents and emergency items in locations across Pakistan, which tens of thousands of people are now benefiting from," Mitchell Andrew made this announcement in response to the Humanitarian Emergency Response Review on devastating floods in Sindh. He said that UK is committed to being better prepared to deal with future disasters, and build up the resilience of local communities, and recalled that UK helped millions of people affected by last year's floods in Pakistan, from providing emergency shelter to rebuilding houses and bridges. "UK support for the affected people will continue not only over the coming weeks, but also into 2012.