Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Friday said that distribution of water to the provinces will be done according to the 1991 water accord carried out by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Speaking in the National Assembly, after the members raised the issue of water shortage in the country, he said it was a temporary phase which is over now. He held out categorical assurance to the house that water share of one province will not be diverted to the other. Prime Minister Gilani said he was in constant contact with the Chief Minister Punjab and the shortage of water was no more there. He said the 1991 water accord, hammered out by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be followed. There should be no doubt that the 1991 water accord will be followed in letter and spirit and no one should have any doubt about it, Prime Minister Gilani added. He said he will soon chair a meeting of Indus River System Authority (IRSA) and ministry of Water and Power where parliamentarians will also be invited to raise issues pertaining to water and its distribution. Responding to various points of order from the members that women members in particular were not allowed to speak by the chair, he said if they will bring their issues through adjournment motions it will make the parliament strong. This will be more effective and enhance the prestige of the parliament. He said it is the responsibility of the leader of various parties to nominate their members to speak, therefore the onus does not lie with the speaker. Prime Minister Gilani said that in order to make parliament effective and sovereign, there was a need for strong committees system where the issues of national importance can be discussed. He urged the various committees to elect their chairmen as soon as possible to ensure their smooth working. The Prime Minister at the very outset congratulated Mian Nawaz Sharif for his acquittal in the helicopter case by Lahore High Court. This is a victory for democracy, he added. He also congratulated the house for unanimous passage of budget for the fiscal year 2009-10 and said such unanimity was un-precedented in Pakistans history. The Prime Minister said that the funds from international donors for IDPs are being used judiciously.