A female journalist was crushed and killed to death by a vehicle, which was carrying former Prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, in an accident in an eastern region of Pakistan
on Sunday as he was leading a convoy along with his supporters towards the Islamabad.
The incident instigates former PM Khan to stop the “long march” which he was leading towards the capital city of Islamabad to put pressure on the federal government into calling snap elections. His convoy begin from the eastern city of Lahore and is likely to reach Islamabad on Friday.
Former PM Khan took it to his Twitter adding that, “Shocked and deeply saddened by the terrible accident that led to the death of Channel 5 reporter Sadaf Naeem during our March today.”
Khan added that activities which were planned by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), had been cancelled.
Meanwhile, one of the witnesses said that Naeem, who was around 40 years old, lost her balance as she was attempting to climb onto a truck to get a bite from the former Prime Minister Imran Khan.
As per witnesses, the truck’s wheel ran over her head as she fell on the street. The leader of PTI, Mussarat Jamshed Cheema, has confirmed about the news that Naeem
was run over by Khan’s vehicle.
The incident took place as Khan’s convoy was near the city of Gujranwala, 220 km (136 miles) from Islamabad. He plans to hold political gatherings in cities along the route to Islamabad to build support.