PESHAWAR: An special anti-corruption and immigration court
on Friday ordered deportation of Nat Geo’s famed ‘Afghan Girl’ Sharbat Gula
after serving a 15-day jail sentence, Business92 reported.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs110,000 on the ‘Afghan Girl’.
Sharbat Gula was arrested by FIA on Oct 26 from Peshawar for
alleged forgery of a Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC).
Sharbat Gula’s lawyer, Mubashir, said the accused had pleaded guilty
to all charges against her in court today.
He said she had served about nine days in jail since her arrest and
will remain imprisoned for six more to complete her sentence before
she is deported from Pakistan.
During a bail hearing before a special court earlier this week, Sharbat
Gula’s lawyer said she is the sole bread winner of her family and is
currently suffering from Hepatitis C.
Judge Farah Jamshed Khan, who dismissed Sharbat Gula’s bail petition
on Nov 2, had directed the suspect be produced in court today and heard the case.
An interim challan submitted by the FIA on Nov 1 said the suspect had
already admitted her guilt during her interrogation, an official in the
know earlier said. The official added that the Afghan woman had
claimed that her late husband, Rehmat Gul, had earlier made a manual
national identity card for her in 1988.
He added that Sharbat Gula admitted during interrogation that she
had later visited the National Database and Registration Authority
(Nadra) offices outside which she met an agent, who made her CNIC
after receiving some money.
The FIA also registered an FIR on Oct 20 against three former NADRA
employees for allegedly issuing CNICs to Sharbat Gula and two other
Afghans shown as her sons.