Sadaf Naeem

Age of victim: 40

Date of incident: 2022-10-30

Designation: Reporter

Incident Description: Run over during a political rally

Organisation: Channel 5

Location: Sadhoke, Punjab

Cause of Death: Killed

Summary of case

On October 30, 2022, Channel 5 reporter Sadaf Naeem was killed after she was run over by a container carrying former prime minister Imran Khan while covering his political party, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s long march near Sadhoke in the Punjab province.
As per Channel 5, Naeem fell from the container and was crushed by the container.
Following the death of the woman reporter, the Punjab government formed a fact-finding committee to investigate the incident, with Sports Secretary Ehsan Bhutta as the head of the committee. As per media reports, Naeem’s husband had told police he did not want to take legal action.


On November 10, 2022, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif announced compensation of five million rupees for the families of those killed in the Long March, including Naeem.

Was case investigated: Yes

Name of accused in FIR: -

Was FIR registered: No

Status of court case: -

Attack suspected by: Run over by container

Court where case was presented: -