The USD 50 billion CPEC, launched in 2015, is a planned network of roads, railways and energy projects linking China's resource-rich Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region with Pakistan's strategic Gwadar Port on the Arabian Sea.
Though the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman has won from all five constituencies he contested in the July 25 general election, cases against the cricketer-turned-politician, including for violation of the election code of conduct, had put his plans in jeopardy.
The phone app proved especially useful in getting supporters to the polls when the government's own telephone information service giving out polling place locations suffered major problems on election day, leaving other parties scrambling.
Pakistan elections 2018: The election is expected to be a tight race between Nawaz Sharifs' Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) and Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. The support of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's Pakistan Peoples Party can also be crucial to form the government.
In his tweet, Imran also stated that the former prime minister was not only adamant on destroying government institutions like the Supreme Court, Pakistan Army and National Accountability Bureau, but had also come down to putting future of Pakistan at stake.