ISLAMABAD (INP) - Expressing sympathy for the loss of life and damage caused by last years unprecedented floods, Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), assured the Government of Pakistan of the continued support of the UNDP to the people in restoring their livelihoods, basic social services and community infrastructure. 'With its long-standing and extensive presence in Pakistan and the financial support of a range of partners, UNDP will continue to help communities in the worst-affected areas to rebuild their lives, prioritising needs identified by the communities themselves, she added. During her meeting with Prime Minister, Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, in Islamabad, they discussed how the UN development system can best support Pakistan in tackling its development challenges and making progress on the MDGs. UNDPs engagement with the Planning Commission to support the formulation and implementation of the Governments 'New Growth Strategy was also discussed. At an event to commemorate 20 years of the UNDP-commissioned Human Development Reports founded by noted Pakistani economist, the late Dr. Mahbub ul Haq, Helen Clark said that his work had helped to change profoundly the way in which development policies globally are framed and practised, putting people at the very centre of development. At the meeting with Hina Rabbani Khar, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Helen Clark stressed the UNs desire to align its development support with Pakistans own priorities.