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Pakistan: Officials arrest National Geographic's 'Afghan Girl'

Pakistan: Officials arrest National Geographic's 'Afghan Girl'

India Blooms News Service | | 26 Oct 2016, 04:45 pm
Islamabad, Oct 26 (IBNS): An Afghan woman, who had gained fame after appearing on the cover of a 1985 issue of the National Geographic magazine, was arrested by Pakistani officials in Peshawar city on Tuesday, media reports said on Wednesday.

Pakistani officials reportedly arrested Sharbat Gula for illegally possessing a Pakistani ID card.

A Pakistani court, meanwhile, sent her on a two-day physical remand to the FIA.

"Three National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) officials were also suspended for allegedly issuing her the ID card illegally," Geo News reported.

Sharbat Gula, also known as Sharbat Bibi, is an Afghan woman who was living as a refugee in Pakistan during the time of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan when she was photographed.

Sharbat Gula was the subject of  journalist  Steve McCurry's Afghan Girl.