Pakistani authorities deported 44-year-old citizen of Afghanistan Sharbat Gulu, which became world famous thanks to its children’s photography, published in 1985 on the cover of National Geographic magazine. Wednesday, November 9, she crossed the Pakistan border at the border crossing Torkham and returned to Afghanistan reported, citing sources the television channel Geo TV.

According to them, Buzz was expelled from the country immediately after the expiration of the 15-day time of her arrest, appointed after the arrest on 26 October in connection with allegations of using false documents. In addition to the jail term she was sentenced to a fine in the amount of 110 thousand Pakistani rupees (67 thousand). Four children the Drones have also been deported to Afghanistan.

Government of the Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has offered to help the woman to stay in Pakistan, but she chose to return to Afghanistan. Earlier it was reported that the detention of Drones in Pakistan, occurred just at the moment when she was about to return home.

A court in Pakistan has refused to release detained bail. However, during the arrest she was allowed to be in the hospital, not in prison. The fact that the woman was diagnosed with hepatitis. She was discharged from the hospital on the eve of the deportation, on the morning of November 8, according to Pakistani newspaper The Express Tribune.

We will remind, Sharbat Gula born in 1972 in Afghanistan, in a Pashtun family. However, during the war, her parents were killed, and Sharbat was left an orphan. Together with several surviving relatives she moved to a refugee camp Nasir Bagh on the border with Pakistan. There in 1984 and it was captured by National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry, who after 18 years, repeated her photograph, when women’s family permission to a new survey.



The famous “Afghan girl” cover of National Geographic deported from Pakistan 09.11.2016

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