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Afghan girl after being deported from Pakistan will get free treatment in India
Citizen Afghanistan Sharbat Gulay, the heroine of the famous cover of the magazine National Geographic in 1985, will soon leave for treatment in India, according to TOLO News TV channel with reference to the Afghan ambassador to India Shaida Abdali.
According Abdali, it was made possible by the Indian authorities and the hospital in Bangalore, which has offered to provide free health services to women. In turn, sources at the hospital said that so far not received information confirming that Gul will come to them for treatment.
Sharbat Gulay was born in 1972 in Afghanistan, the Pashtun family. In the early 1980s, her village was attacked, and Sharbat was left an orphan. Together with a few surviving relatives of the girl moved to a refugee camp Nasir Bagh on the border with Pakistan. There in 1984, it was noticed by National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry, and then picture the young refugee graced the cover of the magazine in June 1985 portrait known worldwide under the name "Afghan girl". In 1992 Sharbat returned to Afghanistan, but the uneasy situation in the homeland again forced her to leave the country.
Gul lived in Pakistan since 2014, but in recent months Pakistani authorities have stepped up work on the expulsion of Afghan refugees who do not have official status. She was detained on October 26 in Peshawar on suspicion of acquiring fake IDs, later the court sentenced her to 15 days in jail, which reports from the time of her detention. Last week, after the conclusion of serving Pakistani authorities deported a woman out of the country. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani received in his palace Pakistani authorities deported Sharbat Gulay and handed her the keys to a new apartment.
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