Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said, “I am losing faith in the transparency of the upcoming elections”.

“The nation will decide in the upcoming general elections who should be disqualified and who is corrupt,” he continued.

He further added, “They say they want to conduct free and fair elections but punished several of our party members for contempt of judiciary and who knows how many more they want to punish”.

Nawaz Sharif lamented chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan, for his acquittal in the SSP Asmatullah Junejo attack case.

He remarked while addressing the media persons outside the accountability court, “Those who should be punished are being acquitted and those who should be acquitted are being made to appear before court,”

He further said adding, “It is a strange situation, and those who built motorways and generated electricity have been disqualified”.

He criticized chairman PTI and said, “Imran said there will be a month’s delay in the upcoming general elections, a claim which has been made by two others before him.”

Furthermore, he said, “Imran‘s comments of delay in elections came after his Lahore rally because he did not get a positive response and realised the nation will not vote for him, want to tell Imran that forget one month, we will not tolerate even a minute’s delay in the upcoming elections”.

Earlier on Friday, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) clears Imran Khan from the charges of attacking SSP Asmatullah Junejo.

PTI chairman Imran Khan along with other party leaders were accused of attacking the Parliament and PTV office during the 2014 sit-in protest in Islamabad, as well as torturing the then-SSP operations and violating the loudspeakers act.