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Pakistan: 'Green-eyed girl' Sharbat Gula deported following arrest00:37

Pakistan: 'Green-eyed girl' Sharbat Gula deported following arrest

Pakistan, Torkham
November 9, 2016 at 17:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

Pakistani authorities deported Sharbat Gula, the 'green-eyed Afghan girl' who featured on an iconic National Geographic front cover in 1985, Wednesday.

Gula was arrested for living in Pakistan with unauthorised documentation, according to authorities. She was handed over to Afghan officials at the Torkham border crossing point after being transferred from a hospital in Peshawar.

Sharbat Gula came to symbolise the suffering of ordinary citizens during the 1980s conflict in Afghanistan after her photograph was featured on the front cover of National Geographic. She arrived in Pakistan as an orphan after fleeing the war between Soviet forces and the US-backed mujahadeen.

Pakistan: 'Green-eyed girl' Sharbat Gula deported following arrest00:37
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Pakistani authorities deported Sharbat Gula, the 'green-eyed Afghan girl' who featured on an iconic National Geographic front cover in 1985, Wednesday.

Gula was arrested for living in Pakistan with unauthorised documentation, according to authorities. She was handed over to Afghan officials at the Torkham border crossing point after being transferred from a hospital in Peshawar.

Sharbat Gula came to symbolise the suffering of ordinary citizens during the 1980s conflict in Afghanistan after her photograph was featured on the front cover of National Geographic. She arrived in Pakistan as an orphan after fleeing the war between Soviet forces and the US-backed mujahadeen.

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