FORMER President Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf was mulling after just six months of February 2008 elections to replace the freshly elected government with that of technocrats, according to another WikiLeaks cables. This was revealed in a cable sent to Washington on July 25, 2008. According to the cable, Musharraf, keeping in view weakening relations between Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari, was certain that the two would part ways and in that case, Zardari would need new allies to keep his government from falling. Under the circumstances, the PML-Q could come forward for the purpose. However, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and Zardari apprehended that they could be at political disadvantage by working with the former dictator. And Gilani wanted to raise the issue in his US visit. Musharraf sought the US government to assure Gilani that Washingtons support for him would continue.