PTI chief Imran Khan on Friday castigated PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, saying that "powerful dacoits" are getting off scot-free while the common man is being imprisoned.
"Thieves are taking decisions for the country," Khan said, Dawn reported.
The former Prime Minister said that free and fair polls are the only way forward, adding that Nawaz Sharif is not opting for fresh elections as the PML-N leader knows he would lose.
"He does not care about Pakistan. His entire family is abroad," he said.
Khan also questioned what right Nawaz Sharif has to make decisions about the country, alleging that the PML-N leader stole millions from the country and stashed them abroad, Dawn reported.
"That is why he (Nawaz Sharif) is scared. He knows that if Imran Khan comes to power, he will hold Nawaz Sharif accountable. This is the reason he wants to appoint his own Army chief," Khan said.
"The Army chief is a professional soldier [but] Nawaz Sharif tries turning that person into Punjab Police chief. I know Nawaz Sharif will tell the Army chief to somehow get rid of Imran Khan," he said, adding that the PML-N leader was is "used to playing with a neutral umpire", Dawn reported.
Khan also claimed that Nawaz Sharif would urge the new army chief to wrap up the litany of corruption cases against him, and to not hold elections till he is sure he can win.
Imran Khan claims Army chief, President discussed 'early elections'PTI Chairman Imran Khan claimed on Friday that Pakistan President Arif Alvi has met Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa to discuss immediate and transparent elections, according to a media.
Earlier on Friday, President Alvi said that he will follow through on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif's advice regarding the high-level appointment and he could not create hurdles in the much-anticipated process, Geo News reported.
Sources told Geo News that Khan made the claim during an informal discussion with senior journalists in Lahore, where he also spoke regarding the army chief's appointment.
"Appointment of the chief of the armed forces should be done like that of the Supreme Court's chief justice," Khan said, according to the sources.
The PTI chairman also claimed that the incumbent government is making proposed amendments to the Army Act for its own benefit.
"The proposed amendment to the Army Act will be challenged in the Supreme Court," the former prime minister said and informed journalists that he hasn't met General Bajwa in Lahore, Geo News reported.
Speaking about hitting the road during his party's long march as it moves ahead in Punjab's Gujar Khan, the PTI chief said that his doctors will examine him on Saturday and give their opinion accordingly.
"I will lead the long march myself from Rawalpindi," the PTI chief said, according to sources.
Commenting on his attacker being presented in the court a day earlier, as per sources, the PTI chairman said: "Prime suspect of the Wazirabad attack was produced in the court after 14 days. I'm afraid that the evidence will be lost in these 14 days."
Khan said that the biggest hurdle in the registration of the first information report (FIR) in relation to his attempted assassination was the former Inspector-General of Police in Punjab Faisal Shahkar.