“Girl” cover of National Geographic deported to Afghanistan

Pakistani authorities deported to Afghanistan “girl” cover of National Geographic Sharbat Gulu, the Agency Khaama Press.

Newspaper the Nation reports that law enforcement officials of Pakistan took the woman from the hospital in Peshawar under the escort was taken to the border crossing Torkham and handed over to the Afghan guards.

Currently the Drone is in Afghanistan. It has met President Ashraf Ghani and handed over the keys to new apartments. The head of state promised to take care of housing, education and health of family members to Drones.

Previously, the government of Pakistan has stated that they will not be deported Gulu. According to the Minister of the government of the Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shaukat Yusufzai, the decision was made “for humanitarian reasons” as a “gesture of goodwill” in relation to Afghanistan. Yousafzai said that the provincial government is going to achieve for the Drones of the official status of a refugee.

In late October, Pakistani authorities arrested Sharbat Gulu on suspicion of using false documents. The consequence considers that it arrived in Peshawar, the administrative center of the Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in 2014 under the name of Sharbat Bibi. During the arrest the woman was discovered the Pakistani and Afghan documents. She was threatened with 14 years of judicial opinions.

The image, which depicts Sharbat Gula, was taken for National Geographic magazine photographer Steve McCarthy in 1984. The reporter filmed Gulu with his family in a tent camp for refugees on the outskirts of Peshawar. In 2002 at the initiative of the author the woman was found, her identity was able to be installed using the biometrics of the iris.