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Sharbat Gula, who grew up in a refugee camp and is now in her 40s, was arrested two weeks ago by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for illegally possessing a Pakistani computerised national identity card.

She faces up to 14 years in prison if convicted of fraud.

Earlier on Sunday, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar agreed to review her case.

“I think I will have to review this case because she is a woman and we should see it from a humanitarian angle,” Pakistan Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan told a press conference Sunday.

“But if we withdraw charges against her, deport her or give her a temporary visa to leave Pakistan, then we will have to take back cases against the officials who issued her fake ID card, they are real culprits and I do not want to let them off the hook in any manner,” he said.

 

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