LAHORE - Though, no clear time frame has been given by the coalition partners to impeach President Musharraf, their resolve to act decisively this time around, has not only saved the dwindling coalition from a possible break up, it has also boosted image of the political leadership in the eyes of the general public, at least for the time being, which stood badly damaged on account of its failure to put February 18 mandate into actual practice. The bold decision taken by the leaders is being interpreted by political analysts as a crucial move, which, if backfired, could have serious ramifications for future of democracy in the country; and if it meets success, the salutary impact it would have on the democratic process, would be immeasurable. The coalition has got oxygen and now there seems no imminent danger of its being torn apart, which could have been the case, had the coalition partners failed to evolve consensus over the contentious issues. It would, rather, get strengthened if the PML-N re-joins the cabinet as agreed upon between the two parties in the joint declaration. Clear lines seem to have been drawn between the presidency and the coalition government as a result of Thursday's development. The ball is now in Musharraf's court, who has also declared to strike back at any cost. If the speculation that elected Government has got green signal from Washington to get rid of President Musharraf, is taken as true, then Musharraf would have to weigh all the pros and cons of taking any extreme step, which could be the dissolution of present assemblies. Seemingly, country's political leadership has been successful in achieving what can be called the first major consensus on any important issue after the Murree Declaration, which could not be materialised due to political expediencies of the time. One thing that perturbs the electorate of the PPP and the PML-N is that the two parties have no impressive record of implementing their previous agreements. On the judges issue, Mr Zardari was seen dragging his feet over implementation of the Murree Declaration. Similarly, when Nawaz Sharif announced May 12 deadline for reinstatement of the deposed judges following lengthy talks in London and Dubai, Zardari did not oblige the PML-N chief who faced much embarrassment both at home and abroad. It is significant to note that on the occasion of Thursday's joint news conference, Asif Zardari seemed categorical and more emphatic than before to implement the decision. It is notable that PPP leadership was not so resounding at the time of signing of Murree Declaration regarding reinstatement of the deposed judges, but in case of Thursday's decision to impeach Musharraf, it seemed to be other way round. The body language of PPP chief Asif Ali Zardari at the time of reading out the joint statement was indicative of his firm resolve to go ahead with the decision, come what may. "We have vote, courage and political will to impeach General Musharraf," Zardari told a questioner during the media briefing, thereby showing his firm resolve to move ahead with the decision. There is some criticism from certain quarters over Nawaz Sharif's decision to put the issue of deposed judges on the back burner by agreeing to impeach the president first. But many believe that Thursday's decision would serve Nawaz Sharif's purpose, because a major impediment in the way of deposed judges reinstatement would be removed if the move is successful. The real target of Nawaz Sharif remains Pervez Musharraf. Nawaz is and has been a strong advocate of sacked judges restoration, because in their reinstatement, he saw Musharraf's downfall. Earlier, Musharraf had sacked the superior court judges to avert the anticipated decision against his candidature for the presidential slot. It is also a perception that once Musharraf is no more on the scene as a result of his possible impeachment by the parliament, Nawaz may show some flexibility, and might not press for reinstatement of deposed Chief Justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry if the PPP so desires.