Sadaf Naeem was crushed after falling from former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s truck (Photo: Facebook)

In Pakistan, a journalist was beaten to death while covering a political march led by former Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Sadaf Naim, the country’s TV reporter 5 channel in Lahore died on Sunday after slipping from the container ship in which Mr. Khan was traveling, police said.

The former cricketer’s convoy of 10,000 supporters made its way through Punjab province towards Islamabad on the third day of his “long march”.

Demonstrators challenged his successor as prime minister, Shehbaz Sharif, and demanded early elections.

Mr. Khan’s convoy team invited several journalists at a time on top of the truck to talk to him.

“Shocked and deeply saddened by the horrific accident that killed Channel 5 reporter Sadaf Naeem during our march today,” Mr Khan tweeted.

Sadaf’s father is comforted after the incident (Photo: Reuters)

“I have no words to express my sadness.

“My prayers and condolences to the family at this tragic time. We have canceled our March for today.”

Mr Sharif also sent a message to the family of the 36-year-old man who died, announcing a significant donation.

“Deeply saddened by the death of reporter Sadaf Naeem after falling from a shipping container,” Mr Sharif tweeted.

Ms. Naim (inset), who worked as a journalist for 12 years, was the breadwinner of the family.

Officials agreed to cover the living and education expenses of her 17- and 21-year-old children.

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TV reporter is killed in fall from Imran Khan’s protest truck

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