Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan urged his the government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to allow Sharbat Gulla to stay in Pakistan on humanitarian grounds on Friday.

The special anti-corruption and immigration court issued orders after the lady confessed to holding fake Pakistani passport and Computerised National Identity card (CNIC).

The Nat Geo’ famed Afghan woman immortalised on a National Geographic cover, was arrested in Pakistan last week for using fake ID cards.

“I want to request CM KP and the KP govt not to deport Sharbat Gulla to Afghanistan on humanitarian/compassionate grounds,” Khan tweeted.

Khan’s request came hours after a local court in Peshawar ruled that Sharbat Gula be deported to Afghanistan after serving a 15-day jail sentence and paying a fine of Rs.110,000 for holding fake Pakistani documents.