Sadaf Naeem, a reporter for a local private TV news channel, died in an accident with one of the PTI’s containers while reporting the event near Sadhoke on Sunday, the PTI party decided to put off its long march for the day.
Eyewitnesses claim that Sadaf was attempting to scale the container in order to get a live beeper for her station.
However, she unintentionally fell from the container and was run over by the vehicle as a result of the large number of attendees pushing their way forward and the event security forcing them back.
The same effort was being made by another two reporters. They did, however, live.
She was taken to Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Kamonki following the accident.
When she arrived at the hospital, however, she was already dead. Sadaf was a mother of two who lived in Ichra in Lahore.
Since the long march’s beginning at Lahore’s Liberty Chowk, she had been covering it. Channel Five hired Sadaf in December 2009.
She had continuously put forth a lot of effort for the previous 12 years, according to her colleagues’ journalists.
She has been spotted traveling to events to cover them and reporting on motorbikes, rickshaws, and other forms of public transportation. Even the poor weather had no effect on her performance.
Sadaf’s husband, Naeem Bhatti, said that his wife had passed away after falling from the partition as the long march began to move and then was run over by the container.
He claimed that this was an accident in a statement to the Kamonki police and that he had no desire to file a lawsuit or have his wife’s body subjected to an autopsy.
After the incident, Imran Khan declared that the march has stopped for a day.
“I say this with utmost regret that due to an accident we are postponing the march today,” he told the participants.
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