Pakistan refused deportation “girl” cover of National Geographic

The Pakistani authorities not to deport the “Afghan girl” cover of National Geographic Sharbat Gulu. This was announced by the Minister of the government of the Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shaukat yousafzai, according to local newspaper Dawn.

According to him, the decision was made “for humanitarian reasons” as a “gesture of goodwill” in relation to Afghanistan. In addition, as noted yousafzai, the provincial government is going to achieve for the Drones of the official status of a refugee. According to Dawn, a 15-day sentence Sharbat Gula, after which she was deported, will conclude on Wednesday, 9 November.

Sharbat Gula was arrested in Pakistan on 29 October on charges of using false documents. According to investigators, she arrived in the administrative center of the Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Peshawar in 2014 under the name of Sharbat Bibi. The woman was discovered the Pakistani and Afghan documents. Earlier it was reported that the Drone could face up to 14 years of judicial opinions. On 2 November, the court refused to release Drone on bail. Then interior Minister of Pakistan Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that the case of the refugee from Afghanistan should be reviewed because the defendant is a woman, and because “the state should look at the matter from a humane point of view.”

The main character is Sharbat Gula, was taken for National Geographic magazine photographer Steve McCarthy in 1984. The photographer then caught the Rumble with his family in a tent camp for refugees on the outskirts of Peshawar. In 2002, the author found the girl, her identity was confirmed using biometric iris of the eye. At the moment the woman about 44 years.