Nat Geo’s famous ‘green-eyed’ Afghan girl arrested in Peshawar

Peshawar [Pakistan], Oct. 26 : The famous green-eyed 'Afghan girl' Sharbat Bibi who was immortalised in the 1985 National Geographic magazine was arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in Peshawar on Wednesday for living in the country with fraudulent identity papers.

According to FIA sources, she was arrested from her home in Peshawar for forgery of an illegal Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC), reports the Express Tribune.

Last year in February, news had surfaced that Bibi and her two sons were issued CNICs, a claim which the National Database and Registration Authority NADRA officials denied.

She had appealed to the NADRA chairman to take notice of the issue and form an inquiry committee to expose the persons involved, as the K-P NADRA authority had failed in this regard.

Bibi shot to global fame after National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry clicked her photograph when she was around 12 years old at the Nasir Bagh refugee camp, situated on the edge of Peshawar.

A short documentary was also made by National Geographic about her life and dubbed her the 'Mona Lisa of Afghan war'.

Source: ANI