The ousted Pakistani prime minister, Imran Khan, on Monday paid a visit to the slain journalist's home Sadaf Naeem to offer his condolences to her family.
Lahore: The ousted Pakistani prime minister, Imran Khan, on Monday paid a visit to the slain journalist’s home Sadaf Naeem to offer his condolences to her family, a day after she was supposedly killed by the vehicle of the former PM of the country, Imran Khan.
Naeem, a reporter for Channel 5 who was covering the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) long march, was crushed to death in an accident on Sunday close to Sadhoke.
The reporter was struck by PTI Chairman Khan’s container, according to Channel 5. Naeem allegedly fell off the container before being run over by the car, according to the Dawn newspaper.
The PTI cancelled its Sunday’s activities in response to the tragedy.
Also regretting the passing of the journalist, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said he was “very heartbroken” by the death of the brave journalist. He also announced he would pay $5 million in financial aid for her family.
Khan has been holding rallies and demanding to hold early elections. The term of the National Assembly is set to end in August 2023, and fresh elections should be held within 60 days.
Khan was ousted from power in April this year after losing a no-confidence vote. Later, he blamed it on being part of a foreign conspiracy to unseat him from power. The US clearly rejected its involvement.