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Pakistani court sends Sharbat Gula to Central Prison

sharbat-gula01KABUL: A Pakistani court on Friday sent the iconic Afghan girl Sharbat Gula to jail on 14-day remand as she appeared before the Judicial Magistrate after charged with having fake Pakistani identity card.

Gula was sent to Central Prison with the next hearing of the case will be held on the 1st of November, according to the local media reports.

The reports further added that Gula flatly denied the charges and pleaded innocence when she was presented in court.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officials claimed that Gula fraudulently obtained a CNIC with the help of certain NADRA officials after moving to a house in the Nauthia Qadeem area of the city from Nasir Bagh refugee camp.

This comes as the Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal has promised that National Geographic’s famed ‘Afghan girl’, Sharbat Gula, will be released from the Pakistani jail soon.

Zakhilwal earlier said the Embassy of Afghanistan has not been informed regarding the arrest of Gula and her family so far.

He said the Embassy of Afghanistan has ascertained the location where Gula is detained as he assured that steps would be taken soon to release her from the prison.

The Pakistani authorities reported Wednesday that Sharbat Gula was arrested on Tuesday and is in custody for further investigation regarding the alleged forgery in producing the Pakistani identity card. -KP


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