THE country's political landscape is undergoing a transformation at an apparently fast pace. Punjab's new Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif's remarks at his oath-taking ceremony, that dictatorship was in the twilight of its life, suggests the exit of President Musharraf from the emerging picture. He made it known that his government was not willing to work with a President who was unconstitutional and a usurper. However, in a development that is even of more significance, PML(N) leader Ch Nisar Ali Khan presented a 10-point chargesheet against the President for impeachment. Keeping in view the nature of these points, it is not only the PML(N), but also almost all the parties in the coalition might be disposed to support the move. The President is after all answerable to the allegations: the imposition of martial law twice and violating the oath he took as army chief; the Kargil debacle; turning the Pakistan Army into his fiefdom and using it as a power base; military operation in the country's tribal areas; the Lal Masjid tragedy; the killing of Nawab Akbar Bugti; using NAB to intimidate opponents; and the case of missing persons. On the other hand, the PPP leadership openly airs, as it did earlier, its disagreement with the President. In this respect, Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari said on Sunday that he did not consider Pervez Musharraf as the constitutional head of the state and that Parliament had the power to unseat him. That said, hardly anyone would allow the President to go scot-free on the abovementioned points, but there are apprehensions that in the face of these troubles, he might resort to the use of executive powers to dismiss the government. However, he would only be doing that at his own peril as at present almost all centres of power in the country have distanced themselves from him, most notably some of his erstwhile associates within the PML-Q.