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Afghanistan welcomes back Nat Geo ‘Afghan girl’ Sharbat Gula

KABUL: Afghan's president on Wednesday welcomed back Sharbat Gula, the green-eyed "Afghan Girl" whose 1985 photo in National Geographic became a symbol of her country's wars, offering her a furnished apartment after she was deported by Pakistan. Pakistan security officials escorted Gula overnight from a Peshawar hospital, where she had been staying since her arrest last month for living illegally in Pakistan, and handed her over to Afghan authorities at the Torkham border. Gula's deportation comes amid Pakistani pressure…

NAT Geo famed ‘Afghan Girl’ sent back to Afghanistan

PESHAWAR: Sharbat Gula – the Nat Geo famed 'Afghan Girl' – has been deported to Afghanistan via Torkhum border days after she was found deceptively obtaining a Pakistani Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC). Four of her children have already been sent to Afghanistan. Sharbat Gula, whose blazing green eyes were captured in an image taken in a Pakistan refugee camp in the 1980s that became the magazine's most famous cover, was discharged from hospital where she was being treated for Hepatitis C and taken to the…

Sharbat Gula’s repatriation request accepted

ISLAMABAD: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has accepted the request of Nat Geo famed Afghan Girl, Sharbat Gula, for repatriation to Afghanistan, ARY News reported. Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had last month on 26th arrested the green-eyed lady from the north-western city of Peshawar for forgery of a Pakistani identity card. Later, she was sentenced to imprisonment for 15 days  with a fine of Rs110,000 ARY News reporter Sajjad Haider said her sentence would come to an end on November 09 following which she…

KP govt will not deport ‘Afghan Girl’ Sharbat Gula, says minister

PESHAWAR: A provincial minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Saturday said that Nat Geo famed ‘Afghan Girl’ Sharbat Gula will not be deported from Pakistan. Shaukat Yusufzai, while speaking to ARY News confirmed the news, and said that Gula will be allowed to live in the country. He said that the provincial government will not implement the order to deport her as a goodwill gesture. He said that Home Department has instructed the Superintendent Jail not be hand her over to federal agencies after her jail term is complete.…

Imran requests CM KP not to deport Sharbat Gulla

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has requested Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak not to deport Nat Geo famed ‘Afghan Girl’, Sharbat Gula, ARY News reported. "I want to request CM KP and the KP govt not to deport Sharbat Gulla to Afghanistan on humanitarian/compassionate grounds," he said in a tweet. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) last month had arrested Sharbat Gulla from the north-western city of Peshawar for forgery of a Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC)…

Fake CNIC Case: NAT Geo famed ‘Afghan Girl’ gets 15-day imprisonment

PESHAWAR: A special anti-corruption court on Friday sentenced Sharbat Gula - Nat Geo famed 'Afghan Girl' – to 15 days  in prison with a fine of Rs110,000. She will also be deported to Afghanistan at the end of her sentence as per the court’s order. Green-eyed Gula had always insisted that she never deceptively obtained a Pakistani CNIC. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) last month had arrested Sharbat Gula from the north-western city of Peshawar for forgery of a Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) after the…

Court rejects bail of Nat Geo famed ‘Afghan girl’ in fake ID case

PESHAWAR: A special court in the city on Wednesday rejected a bail application of the National Geographic's famed green-eyed ‘Sharbat Gula’ in the fake identity card case. The court rejected her bail plea after hearing arguments from both the sides. Making her first appearance in the court on October 28, Sharbat Gula had insisted she did not deceptively obtain a Pakistani Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC). During the last Friday's court hearing, a prosecutor, Manzoor Aalam said Gula retracted the confession…

FIA arrests NAT Geo famed ‘Afghan Girl’ from Peshawar

PESHAWAR: In an anticipated move, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday arrested Sharbat Gula – the NAT Geo famed ‘Afghan girl’ – from the city for forgery of a Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC). Police had registered a case against three persons of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) for allegedly issuing a CNIC to Gula on October 21 following which a search to find her was launched. Just four days after the registration of the case, the FIA officials conducted an operation in…