LAHORE - "President Pervez Musharraf would neither resign nor dissolve the assemblies. He would, rather, defend the charges against him in the Parliament and defeat the impeachment motion," PML-Q President Ch Shujaat Hussain told reporters at a news conference on Sunday night after chairing a meeting of party's Central Working Committee, which was also addressed telephonically by MQM Chief Altaf Hussain. Senator Mushahid Hussain, Leader of Opposition in National Asembly Ch Pervaiz Elahi and other PML-Q leaders including Amir Muqam, Senator Tariq Azim, former federal minister Sher Afgan Niazi and provincial heads of PML-Q were also present on the occasion. Shujaat said that PML-Q had decided to defend the President with full force and with the help of allies including the MQM. He said MQM chief Altaf Hussain has assured full backing to the President over impeachment issue. Shujaat said he had talked to President Musharraf, who told him that he knew how to defend himself against all odds. He said Musharraf would neither resign nor dissolve the assemblies. "He would not relinquish without giving a tough fight to the ruling coalition," Shujaat further told newsmen. To a question, Shujaat said there was no need of using the 58-2(b) because impeachment motion against the President was a political fight, which should be fought accordingly. He said PML-Q was united and would defend the President against his impeachment. The PML-Q leader alleged that ruling alliance had indulged in horse trading and was offering millions of rupees to the Senators and MNAs as bribe to vote against President Musharraf. Replying to a question, he said that armed forces were standing with the country and not with anybody. He said all speculations regarding army's support to any individual or party, were baseless. Speaking on the occasion, Mushahid said the PML-Q would not allow the country to become a one-party state by establishing civilian dictatorship. He called the coalition a 'Qabza Mafia', that wanted to occupy the presidency after its failed attempt to take over the ISI. He told reporters that MQM leader Altaf Hussain had affirmed his party's  support for the President during a telephonic address to the PML-Q CWC meeting. Mushahid quoted Altaf Hussain as having said that if according to the coalition, President Musharraf was not a constitutional President, then the entire cabinet along with the Prime Minister was also unconstitutional. He said President's track-record showed that he was not a corrupt person. Quoting from the book,'Way of the world', Mushahid said that late PPP Chairperson Benazir Bhutto was busy negotiating power-sharing deal with President Musharraf at a time when lawyers were on roads to press for reinstatement of the deposed judges.. Replying to a question, he said that NRO was part of the deal between Benazir Bhutto and President Musharraf. He believed that impeachment move by coalition partners would get into their own  neck as it would open up a Pandora's box. He said status of NRO may also be reviewed. Ch. Pervaiz Elahi asked PPP leadership to make public the name of its President who would replace President Musharraf. He said the coalition partners had no consensus candidate for President's office. He suspected that Asif Zardari was dreaming of becoming country's president. Elahi on this occasion mentioned internal conflicts within the PPP citing the example of Makhdoom Amin Fahim, who, he said, was not in favour of President's impeachment. He said the PPP-P was registered in his name and could de-seat the party parliamentarians who would vote against his directions.