Reporter Sadaf Naeem, who was crushed to death under the wheels of Imran Khan’s container near Sadhoki during long march was laid to rest.
The funeral prayer of journalist Sadaf Naeem was performed in Ichhra and she was laid to rest in Mayani Sahib graveyard in Lahore.
A large number of press club officials and journalists participated in the funeral prayer besides leaders of PTI, PML-N and PPP.
Sadaf Naeem died after falling under the container on GT road near Sadhoki, she was walking along with the long march convoy and was also seen running along with the container.
After the accident, Imran Khan came down from the container and announced the postponement of the long march until the next day.
Imran Khan expressed regret over the death of Sadaf Naeem and prayed for her forgiveness and patience for the family.
Sadaf was walking on divider :Hammad Azhar
PTI leader Hammad Azhar said that the speed of Imran Khan’s container was 5 km per hour. Journalist Sadaf Naeem was walking on the divider when the accident happened.
Hammad Azhar has said that a security fence of volunteers is built around our container, journalists are allowed to come inside this fence.
He said that journalists are also making videos and interviewing Khan on the container.
When the news of Sadaf’s death reached his home, the family was overcome with grief. Her father said that she could not understand what had happened.
Sadaf was associated with journalism for the past 12 years. She has a son and a daughter while she was the second among three sisters and a brother.
Sadaf Naeem’s father said that Sadaf became a support like sons. She always tried to get her children higher education.
He said that one son and one daughter of Sadaf are studying in GC University.
Late Sadaf had interviewed Imran Khan in the same container.
She started journalism with showbiz news and has been associated with the Khabrain Group since the beginning and currently working for the group TV Channel “Channel 5”.
Sadaf’s husband Naeem Bhatti is a cameraman and films the wedding ceremonies.
Sadaf also used to host a program ‘Purany Geet Purani Ghazal’ on private TV channel 5.
When the long march of Tehreek-e-Insaf started from Lahore, she was among the journalists who were allowed by the Tehreek-e-Insaf administrations to interview Imran Khan.
Her colleague senior producer working in Channel 5 Shakeel Ahmed, said that she was hardworking journalist and when she came back after interviewing Imran Khan, her organization appreciated her.
Recently Sadaf Naeem also covered the Pakistan England cricket series played in Lahore.