No threat to democracy; elected govt to complete its tenure: PM

Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani said on Thursday said there was no threat to democracy, and the elected democratic government will complete its tenure. “Army neither intends to come to power, nor it will come. The judiciary is independent and pro-democratic. Despite this if some people are engaged in such a debate, they are wasting their time,” Gilani said in an informal talk with media-persons here at the Prime Minister House .

The prime minister said the present government was an elected one and they had come to power after rendering sacrifices and winning elections, adding, “the mandate of people should be respected.”He said that the media, the masses and the political parties were clear that democracy is the need of country and that the world would not accept any undemocratic move.

Gilani said army was the part of civil government and was taking part in the flood relief activities on the government’s request, adding, those who consider army and the civil government as two entities were living in fools paradise.
The prime minister said that some people were wrong in their thinking that army intends to come to power.The prime minister said that owing to the devastation of floods this Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated with simplicity and he himself will visit the flood relief camps on Eid day.