Famed 'Afghan Girl' hospitalised in Pakistan

Famed 'Afghan Girl' hospitalised in Pakistan
Text size Aa Aa

An Afghan woman immortalised on the cover of National Geographic has been hospitalised in Pakistan after falling ill in custody.

Sharbat Gula, famed for her green eyes on the cover of the magazine in 1984, was denied bail by Pakistani authorities earlier this week after her recent arrest on charges of fraud.

She is accused of living in the country while holding fake identity papers and faces up to 14 years in jail.

Pakistan recently launched a large-scale crackdown on fake ID papers.

Euronews is no longer accessible on Internet Explorer. This browser is not updated by Microsoft and does not support the last technical evolutions. We encourage you to use another browser, such as Edge, Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.