As she covered the former prime minister Imran Khan’s long march, a female Pakistani journalist was crushed under his container and killed as a result on Sunday. The event ultimately led him to call off the march for the day. Sadaf Naeem, a reporter for Channel Five, has been named as the deceased.
The reporter reportedly fell from the vehicle near Sadhoke and was struck by Khan’s container, according to Channel Five. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman halted operations for the day following the unfortunate occurrence.
“Due to an accident, the march is coming to an end today. We’ve chosen to halt right here “said Khan. Khan also expressed his condolences to the dead’s family and pledged to offer his prayers for the soul of the deceased.
On Monday, the fourth day of the lengthy march would begin in Kamoke. It was originally intended to arrive in Gujranwala by the end of the third day. According to Dunya TV, she was attempting to interview Khan for her television station.
In response to the journalist’s passing, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed his “deep sadness” over the incident.
He also added that Sadaf Naeem was a “dynamic and hardworking” reporter in his tweet, and he prayed for the deceased’s pardon and the family’s patience. The minister of information, Maryyium Aurangzeb, expressed shock over Sadaf’s passing and questioned how the reporter was struck by Khan’s truck while carrying containers.
Pervez Elahi, the chief minister of Punjab, paid tribute to the deceased, expressed his sympathies to her family, and pledged financial support worth Rs 25 lakh for them. He tweeted, “The Punjab government would fully look after the family.”
A police officer who had been assigned to Muridke for the march, according to the Punjab police, passed away from a heart attack. Constable Liaquat Ali died after a heart attack while working as a driver during the PTI march, according to a statement made by the Sheikhpura police spokesperson. His wife, three kids, and one daughter are left behind.