MULTAN Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani Monday said Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry would receive former president Musharraf if and when he chose to return to Pakistan, as he was wanted in many cases. Talking to journalists at the residence of PML-N leader Javed Hashmi after inquiring about his health, the premier said he had no information about Musharrafs return. We do not want to derail democracy. Were confident that democracy will flourish in the country, he observed. Gilani did not forget mentioning the ground reality that coalition governments would be formed in the country for the time to come because of the prevailing political conditions. He said the political workers had rendered tremendous sacrifices for the sake of democracy. Citing the examples, he said Hashmi and he had remained jailed for many years. We didnt face imprisonment for any personal gain rather the motive behind the effort was to uproot dictatorship from the country, he added. He said the people were very much sensible and no patriotic citizen could support martial law. To a query on Kalabagh Dam, he said he was not opposed to the project but it was the Council of Common Interests (CCI), which would make any decision, adding that the dam would be constructed with the consensus of all the provinces. Answering a question on creation of Seraiki province, he said the decision on new provinces rested with the public. Referring to the flood relief operation, he declared that each affectee would be paid Rs0.1 million and said the government was hopeful to get more aid for the relief efforts. He said the federal government had already cut down the expenditures while the provincial governments were also asked to follow the suite. He also praised the Army, NDMA, NGOs and govt departments for carrying valuable work for the flood victims. Answering a question on poor quality of work in Prime Ministers package projects, he assured to talk to the provincial government for improving the situation. Earlier, addressing the Parliament members, the premier said the Parliament was the platform of pro-democracy people and ensuring its supremacy was at the top of governments priorities. Weve to safeguard the constitution and put the institutions on path of success. If the institutions start functioning, the country will prosper, he added. He admitted that the government had committed mistakes, saying, But were doing good things too. Gilani said the PPP was the representative of all the four provinces, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir. Its the PPP which gave the country 1973 Constitution and then restored it to its real shape, he elaborated. He said the public service was among the top agenda of the government, as it was following the ideology of the two martyrs, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto. Referring to the devastating floods, he said Pakistan was facing the worst ever floods of the history and the government would go all-out for the rehabilitation of the victims. He asked the parliamentarians and philanthropists to contribute to developing the flood-affected areas. He also hoped that the nation would launch a joint effort to rehabilitate the victims. Gilani especially said though the govt was making all possible efforts to keep all the parties, including the opposition, on board, it was rather hard to satisfy every one, adding that politics of reconciliation was a priority. It is the path to success. It will change the fate of the country, he remarked. During his stay in Multan, the prime minister also attended a briefing at the Corps Headquarters and another at the Circuit House where he resolved to ensure funding for the rehabilitation of flood victims. He said the government had started payment of Rs20,000 to each family while the payment of Rs0.1m for the reconstruction of their homes would start soon. He announced that the residents of Multan, who were hit by River Chenab, would also be entitled for the package. He directed the officials concerned to ensure quality of work in prime ministers package projects and accomplish them within the timeframe while warning that no delay would be tolerated. About contamination of water by the sewage and industrial waste, the premier said a comprehensive project would be evolved with the consultation of international experts to resolve the issue on emergency basis. Chief of the Army Staff Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and Corps Commander Multan Lt Gen Shafqat Ahmad disclosed that the construction work would be launched in flood-hit areas from September 15, which would continue till October 15, adding that 100 schools and hospitals would be restored in the one-month long first phase. They said the flood victims needed food worth Rs 1.20 billion after their return and the Army would supply them with the ration. They informed Gilani that the Army had rescued at least 0.2 million people from the flooded areas while seven thousand teams were sent for the rescuse operation.