Sharbat Gula deported to Afghanistan

Tariq Saeed

Peshawar—The Nat-Geo famous girl Sharbat Gula was eventually deported to her native country Wednesday in the wee hours via Pak-Afghan border at Torkham though the Afghan Mona Lisa said she was sadden to leave Pakistan.
Sharbat Gula, the green-eyed Afghan girl who mesmerized the world and rose to global fame after she was captured by a National Geographic photographer and National Geographic magazine published a haunting picture of her on its cover page some thirty years back it may be recalled, was arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in Peshawar’s cantonment area on October 26 last for having a Pakistani Nationality through forged NIC.
On Friday last the special anti-corruption and emigration court had sentenced Sharbat Gula 42, also called as Afghani Mona Lisa, to 15-day imprisonment with a fine of Rs110,000 in CNIC fraud case.
The court also ordered to deport her to Afghanistan after the end of her sentence. The decision was announced by the court after Sharbat Gula pleaded guilty to the charges against her. The charges included illegal stay in Pakistan, getting Pakistani ID card through fraudulent practice, tempering with the documents and violating the laws of NADRA.

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