Journalist killed by former Pakistani PM’s truck while covering news

Journalist killed by former Pakistani PM’s truck while covering news

LAHORE: A female journalist was killed after being run over by a vehicle carrying the former Prime Minister of Pakistan on Sunday.

The crash occurred near the city of Gujranwala as Imran Khan was leading a convoy of his supporters to the capital Islamabad to press the federal government for snap elections.

Witnesses to the incident said Channel 5 reporter Sadaf Naeem, 40, lost her balance as she tried to climb onto Imran Khan’s truck to get comments from the former prime minister.

Naeem who fell on the road was then run over by a truck wheel causing serious injuries to her head, reported Reuters .

PTI leader Mussarat Jamshed Cheema confirmed that Naeem was run over by a vehicle carrying Imran Khan.

The incident prompted Imran Khan to call off the “long march” from Lahore to Islamabad.

“Shocked and deeply saddened by the horrific accident that led to the death of Channel 5 journalist Sadaf Naeem during our march today,” Imran Khan wrote on Twitter.

Following the incident, activities on Sunday planned by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party were cancelled.

source – Astro Awani

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