Nov 03, 2016

'Afghan girl' denied bail

An Afghan woman immortalised on the cover of National Geographic magazine has been denied bail after being arrested on fraud charges.

Sharbat Gula, whose haunting green eyes made her famous, fled Soviet-occupied Afghanistan as a child and was pictured in 1984 in a refugee camp in Pakistan.

Mrs Gula has been accused of living in Pakistan on fake identity papers and faces up to 14 years in jail.

Pakistan recently launched a crackdown on fake IDs.

There are strict restrictions to getting a Pakistani ID card, which is needed for opening a bank account or to buy property.

(BBC News)

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