PESHAWAR: Expressing concern over the arrest of Nat Geo’s famed ‘Afghan Girl’ Sharbat Gula, the Afghan government has decided to take up the issue with Pakistani government, sources said Thursday.
An official at the Afghan Consulate in Peshawar said the Afghan government will pursue the case in a Pakistani court and provide a lawyer and legal assistance to Gula, who is an Afghan national.
‘She is an Afghan national and our embassy in Islamabad will take up the case with the Foreign Office for early release of Sharbat Gula,’ he said, requesting not to be named.
Quoting family members, the official said Sharbat Bibi, who is in the custody of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), was not feeling well and they were also worried about her health.
Gula was arrested a day earlier from her Peshawar residence by FIA for forgery of a Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC).