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The arrested Afghan girl in Pakistan will be released in the coming days

In Friday, it was learned that Sharbat Gula, the Afghan who starred as a child the cover of National Geographic, and who was arrested in recent days for illegal possession of identity cards in Pakistan, it will be released and deported after serving the sentence of 15 days in prison, which it was imposed by a Pakistani court.

"With great pleasure, I announce that Sharbat Gula is free from legal problems that has faced in recent weeks. It will be released soon, "he said on his Facebook page the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan, Omar Zakhilwal.

Mohsin Dawar, a member of the legal team Gula, told Efe that a special court anticorruption Peshawar (northwest) sentenced today to 15 days in prison, of which has already fulfilled most, after the refugee plead guilty of all charges.

In addition, you will pay a fine of 100,000 Pakistani rupees (860 euros) and must leave Pakistan after his release.

Gula was arrested on October 26 for allegedly obtaining documents from Pakistanis for her identity and two alleged bribing children after three officials and could face penalties of up to 14 years in prison.

The refugees, about 40 years old, mother of four children and sick with hepatitis C, will return to Afghanistan on Monday, where he will be received by the president, Ashraf Gani, said Zakhilwal.

According to the diplomat, Gula receive government help to start a new life in his native country, where he has just lived.

Steve McCurry American photographer immortalized Afghanistan in 1984 when he was 12, in a refugee camp in Peshawar, photograph would be published a year after becoming one of the most iconic images of the twentieth century.

Pakistan harbored until recently to 1.4 million Afghans and other 900,000 legally registered illegally, making them one of the communities of displaced oldest and largest in the world after starting their exodus to Pakistani territory with the Soviet invasion in 1979.

Over half a million of these refugees have returned to Afghanistan so far this year, most in the last three months before the Pakistani government ultimatum to leave the country.

With information from EFE

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