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Pakistan arrests “Afghan Girl” from iconic photo, on ID fraud charge

Sharbat Gula

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Pakistani authorities on Wednesday (26) arrested the green-eyed Afghan woman who became a symbol of her country’s wars 30 years ago when her photo as a girl appeared on the cover of National Geographic magazine, her family said. Sharbat Gula, who grew up in a refugee camp and is now in her 40s, is accused of having a forged Pakistani identity card. Gula is being held in jail in the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar, said her brother-in-law Shahshad Khan, who added that Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) raided her home early on Wednesday morning. “FIA along with security forces…

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