FIA arrests globally names green eyed Afghan Woman from Peshawar

FIA arrests globally names green eyed Afghan Woman from Peshawar

PESHAWAR (APP): The green-eyed 'Afghan girl', who shot to global fame when a 1985 issue of National Geographic magazine published a haunting picture of her on its cover, was arrested in Peshawar on Wednesday for possessing fake CNIC.

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FIA authorities confirming her arrest to APP said Sharbat Gula was arrested from the Nothia area of Peshawar cantonment for illegally possessing a Pakistani ID card.

Gula also dubbed as 'Moonalisa' had migrated to Pakistan after situation in Afghanistan became threatening for her family and married to a Pakistani man.

Earlier, three National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) officials including a Deputy Assistant Director and processing officers were suspended for allegedly issuing her the ID card illegally.

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Sharbat Gula, now in her 40s, was earlier investigated by the law enforcers who discovered that she was living in Pakistan with fraudulent identity documents.

She had also obtained fake identity cards for her two children and after a two year investigation into her case, the FIA officials Wednesday arrested her.

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The FIA authorities were also conducting raids to arrest her husband and two children.