A video showing the last moments of reporter Sadaf Naeem before her heart-wrenching death has emerged and is going viral on social media.
Earlier, Sadaf Naeem, a journalist working for a private news channel, Sunday died after being crushed under PTI’s container while its long march was headed toward Kamoke from GT Road Lahore.
According to rescue officials, the reporter slipped and fell under Imran Khan’s container while she was climbing down the one she was standing on already.
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A video has emerged which shows Sadaf Naeem running after the container to get on top of it. The video shows Sadaf Naeem running along the container amid heavy traffic. The heart-wrenching video is going viral on social media as the nation mourns the loss of the reporter.
واقعے سے صرف کُچھ منٹ پہلے یہ فوٹیج ریکارڈ ہوئی جس میں صدف نعیم کو کنٹینر کے پیچھے بھاگتے دیکھا جا سکتا ہے 😢
صدف اپنے صحافتی فرائض انجام دینے کے دوران شہید ہوگئی #خُونی_مارچ pic.twitter.com/xNSPOuWpay
— Shama Junejo (@ShamaJunejo) October 30, 2022
Soon after Sadaf Naeem’s death, PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan announced halting the march for the day. He also sent his condolences to the family of the deceased and said that he would pray for the departed soul.
“Shocked and deeply saddened by the terrible accident that led to the death of Channel 5 reporter Sadaf Naeem during our March today. I have no words to express my sorrow. My prayers and condolences go to the family at this tragic time,” Imran Khan said on Twitter.
Shocked & deeply saddened by the terrible accident that led to the death of Channel 5 reporter Sadaf Naeem during our March today. I have no words to express my sorrow. My prayers & condolences go to the family at this tragic time. We have cancelled our March for today.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 30, 2022
Financial assistance for Sadaf Naeem’s family
The manner of Sadaf Naeem’s death has caused shock waves across the nation. Condolences are pouring in as politicians, journalists and the public express sorrow over the loss of Sadaf Naeem.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also expressed regret over the death, saying that he was “deeply saddened” by the incident. Extending his condolences to her family, PM Shehbaz praised Naeem as a “dynamic and hardworking reporter”.
The prime minister announced Rs5 million financial aid for her family and ordered authorities to immediately complete the regulation process and hand over the amount to her family.
وزیراعظم شہباز شریف کا مرحومہ خاتون رپورٹر صدف نعیم کے اہل خانہ کے لئے 50 لاکھ مالی امداد کا اعلان۔
وزیراعظم کا متعلقہ حکام کو ضابطے کی کارروائی فوری مکمل کرکے چیک اہل خانہ کے حوالے کرنے کی ہدایت۔
صدف نعیم لاہور میں عمران خان کے لانگ مارچ کے کنٹینر سے گر کر جاں بحق ہوگئی تھیں۔
— President PMLN (@president_pmln) October 30, 2022
Punjab Chief Minister Pervez Elahi lauded the deceased and extended his condolences to her family. Furthermore, the chief minister announced financial assistance worth Rs2.5 million for her family. “The Punjab government will take full care of the family,” he tweeted.
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سینئر صحافی مرحومہ صدف کی فیملی کو 25 لاکھ روپے مالی امداد دی جائے گی۔پنجاب حکومت مرحومہ صدف کی فیملی کی مکمل دیکھ بھال کرے گی۔ حادثے میں صدف کے جاں بحق ہونے کا واقعہ انتہائی دلخراش ہے۔ المناک واقعہ پر ہر دل دکھی ہے
— Ch Parvez Elahi (@ChParvezElahi) October 30, 2022