LAHORE - With PML-N's firm stance to review the policy of war against terror and end to military drive in Tribal Areas, an important meeting between US Assistant Secretary of State Richard Boucher and PML-N Quaid Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday deliberated over the issue of on-going military drive in NWFP, future of President Musharraf, reinstatement of judges, threats to PPP-led coalition govt, continuity of democracy, Pak-US relations and other crucial issues of mutual interests. During the meeting which lasted for over two and half hours, Sharifs stick to their guns and refused to support military drive in Tribal Areas, insiders informed and added, while US Assistant Secretary of State Richard Boucher tried to persuade Sharif brothers to support US war against terror and provide President Musharraf a safe exit. PML-N Quaid Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, President Shahbaz Sharif, Ch Nisar Ali Khan, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Siddiqul Farooq, Tariq Khatmi and Saeed Mehdi welcomed visiting 5-member team including Richard Boucher accompanied by US Consulate Principal Officer in Lahore Bryan D Hunt at Raiwind, residence of Nawaz Sharif. PML(N) leadership conveyed to the US diplomat 'we will never support the on-going military drive at any cost. They said that party demanded the govt to resolve all issue through dialogue reviewing the ground realities in tribal areas'. Regarding fate of Musharraf, they said that people rejected Musharraf and his policies on February 18th elections, so US should help strengthen the democratic govt denying support to President Musharraf to prove that it was with 160 million people instead of one man. They also asked Richard Boucher to pressurise Musharraf to step down forthwith. Sharifs said that they were trying to convince PML-N coalition party PPP to impeach Musharraf. After the conclusion of meeting, PML-N senior leader and Parliamentary leader in National Assembly Ch. Nisar Ali Khan gave briefing to newsmen. He made it clear that Boucher did not come here with some special message. He said that PML-N showed its concern over the military drive in Tribal Areas. He said 'we cleared to US team that as long as Musharraf is sitting in President House, neither democracy could flourish nor country could progress'. He said that Parliament should be given sole authority to determine parameters of war against terror. He said that if all decisions were taken in Parliament,the country would get rid of all problems. He said 'we will not bring any flexibility over the issue of impeachment of Musharraf and reinstatement of judges'. 'We were not taken into confidence regarding military drive in Tribal Areas and hope that party leadership would meet PPP-Co Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari in few days. He said that PML-N had demanded the PPP led coalition govt to summon session of National Assembly to take all allied parties into confidence over the burning issue without any further delay.. Party had also demanded to firm up national policy to deal with all problems, he said. He said when govt was formed, COAS and other security officers briefed the political parties that option of dialogue would be adopted to bring peace in Tribal Areas. Later, we were told that peace accords had been signed between govt and tribal people, he added. Eventually military drive was launched on the excuse that agreements had been violated, he added. Online adds: Boucher said President Musharraf should be given opportunity to decide about quitting the power at his own choice ,adding, he has become irrelevant with respect to his stay in power. As per a private TV channel, Boucher told Nawaz President Musharraf has become irrelevant in terms of his stay in power. He urged Mian Nawaz Sharif not to be much worried about President Musharraf and there should be no discussion with reference to  his impeachment and he should be left to his free will to decide about his future. Nawaz said all the steps taken by President Musharraf were unconstitutional, therefore his impeachment is must in this perspective.