PAKISTAN has refused to accept flood aid directly from India, reported NDTV on Saturday, quoting sources in Indian government. Islamabad wanted the aid routed through the United Nations. Indian government sources indicated that the $5 million in aid will be sent to the UN. According to Press Trust of India (PTI), Pakistan has refused to accept directly the Indian aid for its flood victims and instead suggested that it be routed through the UN. Pakistan has conveyed this to India, which is expected to agree to this procedure, the sources said. The sources made it clear that India has no problem in routing the relief material through the UN. It is a humanitarian crisis and India has offered the aid as a goodwill gesture. The modalities of providing the assistance do not matter, a source said. On when the relief material would be sent, the sources said such aspects would be worked out when an idea is received from Pakistan as to what material they want. The broader objective is to provide humanitarian assistance in the hour of need to Pakistan, the source said. India had made the offer of aid on August 14 when External Affairs Minister SM Krishna called up his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi.