Pak­istan to de­port ‘Afghan girl’

The Myanmar Times - - World -

The Afghan woman im­mor­talised on a Na­tional Geo­graphic cover says she is “heart­bro­ken” at news she will be de­ported from Pak­istan to the war-torn home­land she first fled decades ago. Shar­bat Gula, whose blaz­ing green eyes were cap­tured in an image taken in a Pak­istan refugee camp in the 1980s that be­came the mag­a­zine’s most fa­mous cover in his­tory, spoke to AFP from a hospi­tal bed in Pe­shawar, where she is be­ing treated for Hep­ati­tis C. “Afghanistan is only my birth­place, but Pak­istan was my home­land and I al­ways con­sid­ered it as my own coun­try,” she said.

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