ISLAMABAD - During the recent parleys among ruling coalition partners in which the alliance reached the consensus for the impeachment of President Musharraf, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman asked PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and PML-N Quaid Mian Nawaz Sharif to decide first who would be the next president after the impeachment of Musharraf or in case he resigned under pressure, TheNation learnt through reliable sources. The sources claimed though Fazl didn't ask for the slot directly, his insistence and tune revealed to both Zardari and Nawaz that JUI-F chief wanted to be the next president with the assistance of the coalition partners. "This was Nawaz Sharif who came forward as saying that the decision of future president should be taken after Musharraf's ouster," the sources told. According to sources, Mian Nawaz Sharif said, "The ruling alliance should focus on President Musharraf's ouster, instead of negotiating over the name of next president, as this might spoil the negotiations process." The sources further claimed that Nawaz Sharif, while sharing the hidden desire of Fazl to be the next president of the country with his comrades at Punjab House later, said that it would be better to tolerate Pervez Musharraf than to replace him with Fazlur Rehman.