ISLAMABAD - Pakistan People's Party-Sherpao (PPP-S) has decided to support the ruling coalition in its bid to impeach President Pervez Musharraf. PPP-S Chief Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao told this while talking to TheNation here on Sunday. PPP-S has four seats in the joint sitting of Parliament with three members in Senate and Aftab Sherpao himself sitting in the National Assembly. A previously staunch supporter of Pervez Musharraf, Sherpao, is turning his back to beleaguered President at a time when Musharraf's political support is evaporating with some of his allies tumbling down around the high spirited ruling alliance led by Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz). However, the 64-year-old seasoned politician from NWFP has a lot of arguments when he talks about shifting his stance, especially at such a critical juncture of national history. "It is a high time when we all should give respect and support to the parties which have been voted in the Parliament by majority of Pakistan," Sherpao said while justifying his decision of joining hands with ruling coalition. He further stated that the nation had seen President Musharraf too much in the last nine years, approximately, since he took over in October 1999 and a time had come when he couldn't sustain anymore. Sherpao also complained that his party had been a frontline supporter of President Musharraf in most violent NWFP province where the militancy was on the rise but the regime didn't reward PPP-S in the manner, which it deserved. PPP-S Chief also grumbled that though he was the interior minister during the previous regime, the actual power centre was presidency. In reply to a query, Sherpao said neither the Presidency nor PML-Q had contacted him or his party after the announcement of ruling coalition to impeach President Musharraf. From the coalition side, Sherpao said he was approached by a duo of senior PPP and PML-N leaders. "I have consulted the party on the issue after being approached and it has been decided that we will support the coalition," he made it clear. It will be the first time joint venture between his PPP and that of Asif Ali Zardari since Sherpao parted ways with Benazir Bhutto in mid-nineties to form his own faction after working together for decades. Aftab Sherpao narrowly escaped two deadly suicide attacks on his life within the last one year for supporting war on terror.