AN AFGHAN woman, immortalised on a distinguished National Geographic repository cover as a green-eyed 12-year-old girl, has been arrested for vital in Pakistan on feign temperament papers.
The vivid design of Sharbat Gula, taken in a Pakistan interloper stay by acclaimed photographer Steve McCurry in a 1980s, became a many famous cover design in a magazine’s history.
Her detain highlights a unfortunate measures many Afghans are peaceful to take to equivocate returning to their war-torn homeland, as Pakistan cracks down on undocumented foreigners.
Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested Ms Gula for rascal following a two-year review into her and her husband, who has absconded.
Investigators, who have unclosed thousands of rascal cases over a final decade, launched a examine into her focus shortly after she procured a card.
“FIA arrested Sharbat Gula, an Afghan woman, for receiving a feign ID card,” Shahid Ilyas, an central of a National Database Registration Authority (NADRA), said.
Mr Ilyas pronounced a authorities were also seeking 3 NADRA officials found obliged for arising Pakistan’s inhabitant temperament label to Ms Gula, who have been during vast given a rascal was uncovered.
He pronounced that Ms Gula faces 7 to 14 years in jail and a excellent of $US3000-$US5000 if convicted.
In existence she is doubtful to offer such a oppressive judgment — many Afghans who have been convicted in identical cases have been deported before they could be sent to prison.
Officials contend Ms Gula practical for a Pakistani temperament label in Peshawar in Apr 2014 regulating a name Sharbat Bibi. Thousands of Afghan refugees have managed to evasion Pakistan’s computerised complement to get an temperament card.
The print trustworthy to her focus featured a same trenchant immature eyes seen in Mr McCurry’s famous image, usually older.
The strange sketch was taken in 1984 in a interloper stay in northwest Pakistan during a Soviet function of Afghanistan.
Mr McCurry after tracked her down, after a 17-year search, to a remote Afghan encampment in 2002 where she was married to a baker, and a mom of 3 daughters.