Green-Eyed Afghan Girl Returns Home


Sharbat Gula, the famous green-eyed Afghan girl that graced the cover of National Geographic in 1985, has arrived back in Afghanistan following her arrest in Pakistan last month.

Gula reportedly arrived at Torkham border crossing on Tuesday night.

Pajhwok reported that her lawyer, Mubashir, said the accused had pleaded guilty to all charges against her in the special anti-corruption and immigration court in Peshawar.

Gula was arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on October 26 from her house in the Nauthia area near Peshawar for allegedly carrying a fake Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC).

A day after her arrest, the United Nations High Commissioner distanced itself from Gula, claiming she was not a registered refugee.

According to Dawn, during a bail hearing before a special court earlier this week, Gula’s lawyer said she was the sole bread winner of her family and is currently suffering from Hepatitis C.

Gula was found guilty and sentenced to 15 days in prison and a fine of 110,000 Pakistani rupees.

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