ISLAMABAD (APP) - Rejecting the rumours of any change mere speculations, Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Thursday categorically stated that with the present coalition government and the parliament having mandate of people through elections, every member of the parliament would protect democracy. We have come through elections. We have the mandate. There is a coalition government and whatever is to happen, it could be through the parliament. Technocracy not acceptable, Gilani told this to a group of Islamabad-based foreign media representatives. The Prime Minister said there was no danger of dictatorship in Pakistan, as the people had paid huge price to bring back democracy, adding, the 1973 Constitution has been restored with the support of all political parties, which had pledged it in their manifestoes. All the 442 members of parliament, including the National Assembly and the Senate, voted for bringing back the 1973 Constitution. And they are here to protect the Constitution, he stressed. To a question about the statement of MQM Chief, the Prime Minister said that Altaf Hussain had already clarified that he did not talk about Martial Law. Gilani said, there is a parliament and democracy in the country and every member of parliament will protect democracy. The Prime Minister mentioned tthe unanimous approval of 18t Constitutional Amendment, 7th NFC Award, more provincial autonomy, giving rights to Gilgit-Baltistan etc., and said these were the major achievements of the democratic government. He said it is democracy that there is no political prisoner in the country, adding, We are practising democracy and there is a parliamentary system for which my leader Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto gave her life. The Prime Minister said there can be difference of opinion among the political parties on issues, as they have their own political manifestoes, but as far as the democracy is concerned we are together. Gilani said he has the support of parliament and takes guidance from them (members of parliament) and they will not like the system to collapse. The Prime Minister said that President Asif Ali Zardari as per parliamentary practice of addressing the joint sitting on the commencement of every parliamentary year addressed the parliament thrice in two years, whereas former President Musharraf addressed the parliament once in nine years. Prime Minister Gilani to a question said it was the priority of his government to rehabilitate the flood affected people and provide them shelter within six months. He said the government had already started the process of disbursement of Rs 20,000 to each affected family. It would give another Rs 80,000 to each affected family for the repair of their damaged houses. The Prime Minister said Rs 350 billion would be spent in the flood affected areas, which would boost economic activities in the country through the activation of affiliated sectors and industries. To a question, Gilani said the unprecedented floods which started the course of devastation from Gilgit-Baltistan and reached Sindh through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab, affected over 20 million people and destroyed large tracts of fertile agricultural lands across the country. He, however, added that now after the water had started receding, the people in South Punjab were going back to homes. The Prime Minister said due to the devastating floods, the next crop, particularly in Sindh - where the water table has risen, could be missed, causing economic losses to the people and the country, adding, the government has decided to give free of cost seeds and fertilizers to the farmers in the flood affected areas. Gilani rejected the view that the government lacks credibility in dealing with inflows of flood related funds and said that the government was already dealing with various world financial institutions like IMF, World Bank, ADB etc., as well as at bilateral levels and no finger was crossed. He said the government has so far received Rs 4.3 billion as contribution in the Prime Ministers Relief Fund. He recalled that UN Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie recently said that those who do not want to contribute in the relief efforts make such excuses. The Prime Minister, however, added the constitution of National Oversight Disaster Management Council (NODMC) was aimed at reassuring the donors and world community about the transparent mechanism for the use of flood related funds. To another question Gilani said despite the huge challenge of floods, the government had the resolve to fighting terrorism and continuing on the path of economic reforms. The Prime Minister, however, urged the international community to help the government in coping with this huge challenge of rehabilitation of over 20 million people, as socio-economic stability in the country was a pre-requisite for the government to continue to focus on the war against terrorism. About the paucity of funds in dealing with the flood affected people, Gilani said the government was reprioritising its budget and diverting the allocations from Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) and Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) towards the rehabilitation of flood affected people. He said the federal government expenditures have been freezed to last years level and the provincial governments are also being instructed to follow the suit to create more fiscal space in this hour of need. Besides, the Prime Minister said the government was also looking some other measures to generate more revenue by broadening the tax base. To another question, Gilani said, despite the floods situation the country has sufficient wheat stocks for the next six months. The Prime Minister, to a question, said Pakistan should be given greater market access in the European Union, as we do not want aid but trade to improve the countrys economic fundamentals.