Two main coalition partners have resolved to impeach the President. Smaller coalition partners, ANP and JUI (F) have agreed to go along with them. There is euphoria among PML-N workers and civil society groups that they are about to dislodge the 'relic of the past'. But there is uncertainty and panic among the business community. The press, APDM and lawyers are rather pessimistic about the sincerity of purpose of the main movers, especially the PPP. PPP seems divided internally as Amin Fahim and Safder Abassi are openly airing dissenting views against the move. The former has gone to the extent of calling it as 'playing with fire'. Analyses argue that ideal time of impeachment was right after the February 18 elections. By now, the President has absorbed shock of election defeat and has actually started to reassert by issuing threatening statements. He is also reorganizing his old allies who, soon after the elections, had distanced themselves from him but now pledge to defend him. Asif and Nawaz say he cannot use 58 (2) B but all previous democratic governments who became victims of this article had that illusion till the last minute when they were struck. -GULSHER PANHWER, Johi, District Dadu, via e-mail, August 8.