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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…

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…

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…

Case registered against three for issuing CNIC to NAT Geo famed ‘Afghan Girl’

KARACHI: Police on Friday registered a case against three persons of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) for allegedly issuing a Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) to Afghan woman Sharbat Bibi. The NAT Geo famed ‘Afghan girl’ was named in a case as one of the thousands of Afghan refugees who managed to dodge Pakistan’s computerised system to get an identity card last year. The news appeared last year when Pakistani officials confirmed that the Afghan woman more known as Sharbat Gula had…