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    Pakistan issues CNIC to Nat Geo's famed 'Afghan Girl'
    Sirajuddin Updated 26 minutes ago
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    Sharbat Bibi as pictured on her Nadra form - Nadra photo
    PESHAWAR: National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) officials in Peshawar issued Computerised National Identity Cards (CNICs) to Afghan woman Sharbat Bibi and two men who are said to be her sons, official documents reveal.

    Sources at Nadra’s Hayatabad office told Dawn that high-ups in the Nadra issued three CNICs on a single day last year to the 46-year-old Sharbat Bibi, wife of Rehmat Gul, and her two sons Rauf Khan and Wali Khan in violation of rules and regulations.

    "These people are so powerful; I don’t know whether they have money or connections but they got three CNICs in one day," said a Nadra source.

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    Men identified by Nadra as Sharbat Bibi's sons Wali Khan (L) and Rauf Khan (R).
    In 1984, Sharbat moved to Peshawar along with her two sons and since then, she has been residing in the Nasir Bagh camp established for Afghan refugees. Earlier reports had said that Sharbat has three daughters. This is in contrast with the information on the Nadra form which maintains that she has two sons.

    "They may not be her sons but this is a common practice among Afghan refugees whereby they list names of non-relatives as their children to obtain documents," said a Nadra source.

    According to the Nadra form, Sharbat is said to be a permanent resident of Peshawar's Nothia Qadeem area.

    "She lives here. We travel between Pakistan and Afghanistan depending on the security situation," said one of her relatives while speaking to Dawn.

    It is unclear how long she has been in Pakistan or if she is a registered Afghan refugee.



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    An inquiry has been launched at Nadra with officials under fire for issuing CNICs to foreign nationals without legitimate documentation. When contacted, Nadra officials, refused to comment on the matter.

    Read: Afghan refugees — the usual suspects

    Registered Afghan refugees in Pakistan can obtain Proof of Registration (PoR) documentation.

    However, it is unlawful to issue a CNIC card to Afghan nationals without adequate documentation and procedure to acquire Pakistani nationality. Last month, an accountability court sentenced two assistant directors of the Nadra to seven-year jail term for issuing bogus CNICs to Afghan refugees.



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    'Mona Lisa of Afghan war'


    Sharbat Bibi became famously known as the 'Afghan Girl' when National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry captured her photograph at the Nasir Bagh refugee camp situated on the edge of Peshawar in 1984 and identified her as Sharbat Gula.

    She gained worldwide recognition when her image was featured on the cover of the June 1985 issue of National Geographic Magazine at a time when she was approximately 12 years old.

    That photo has been likened with Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa.

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    Sharbat Bibi.
    National Geographic also made a short documentary about her life and dubbed her the ‘Mona Lisa of Afghan war’.

    Take a look: Afghan Girl

    She remained anonymous for years after her first photo made her an icon around the world and until she was discovered by National Geographic in 2002.

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    After Sharbat's family granted her permission to meet with the man who photographed her 17 years ago, McCurry knew immediately, even after so many years, that he had found her again.

    "Her eyes are as haunting now as they were then," he had said.

    Editorial: Fate of Afghan refugees


    Pakistan has been tackling the Afghan refugee crisis for over three decades; the UNHCR has acknowledged it as the “largest protracted refugee situation globally”.

    This newspaper believes that repatriation should be voluntary — keeping in mind that without peace in war-torn Afghanistan, the refugees may not want to return. While the UN and those countries that have been militarily involved in Afghanistan must support Pakistan’s efforts to care for the displaced Afghans, there are steps authorities within the country can take to mitigate the problem.

    For one, better border management is needed as currently, individuals can slip into Pakistan without much hindrance. People have been known to take money offered by the UN, leave for Afghanistan and soon find their way back to Pakistan. Additionally, there has been no coherent refugee policy at the national level, which is hampering efforts to effectively address the problem.

    Earlier this week: Stop forceful return of Afghan refugees from Pakistan, says HRW



    The Human Rights Watch (HRW) recently spoke against the forceful return of Afghanistan refugees from Pakistan, reminding the government of their obligation to protect all Afghans in the country, including those not registered as refugees.

    The recent increase in the repatriation of refugees seem to indicate that the have been coerced into leaving by the local authorities, claimed HRW in a statement on Sunday.

    Since the attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, there has been notable rise in Afghan refugees leaving the country. According to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), nine times as many Afghan refugees repatriated from Pakistan in January 2015 than in December 2014.
     
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    We Should give all Educated Afghanis citizenship of Pakistan
    .Why?
    After a long chase you will have to accept that it is not possible to deport them all. 1/4th of Afg lives in Pak they are now part & parcel of our society and its better in long term relations with AFGHANISTAN
     
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    Pakistan should give citizenship all Afghans settled in Pakistan that do not have militant links. They have lived in Pakistan for two generations nearly 35 years. They will be good Pakistanis citizens.
     
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    All those Afghans who can be useful for Pakistan should be given nationality.
    No point in kicking them.out as such a move will upset their lives and bring unnecessary suffering.
     
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    Education should not be the criteria. Being " Law Abiding " is a better criteria and that too should be mixed with some element of Pakistani Nationalism for those born and raised here and have served Pakistan in some capacity.

    An educated Afghan " Drug Dealer " or " Decoit " should have no place in Pakistan.
     
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    Why give away Pakistani nationality just like that? For me it is something I can be proud of. And unless someone is loyal to Pakistan and is damn proud to be Pakistani, he should not be awarded Pakistan's nationality. There are rules to everything. Pakistan is not World's homeless shelter!
     
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    There is another trick that Afghans use to acquire Pakistani citizenship, illegally........they would pay large sum of money to a pakistani (who is pashtun) and he would declare them as his sons or daughters, then they would be registered in NADRA easily.

    Sharbat Gula should be deported back to Afghanistan.
     
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    WILLY NILLY....You cant send them back...it is written on SCROLLS
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    Be Realistic, So you've one choice left & thats is peaceful ASSIMILATION
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    last time on tv i was listening SHEHLA RAZA (speaker sindh assembly) also favoring that stance Bcoz thats too much complicated
    - They have marriages here in PaK
    - False Information to Nadra, declaring them Pak citizens...(ie pushtoon descendants)
    - Bribery in NADRA ( i know personally - one Afghani colleague in my Gym purchased PaK Citizenship)
    - Terrain of Pak-Afghan wont stop INFLOW of refugees ...Max - we can minimze that flow

    Why cant we leave one peaceful Option for them to pass our LITMUS TEST...instead of shutting down all options and open floodgates of illicit acitivities like bribing the officials or vice versa..??
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    thats UNDERSTOOD...friend
    Altaf Hussain MQM wont fulfill that Clause :p:
     
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    Pakistan one of the most corrupt place on earth anyone even Latin mafia don and arab and even a african can make CNIC from nadra just throw some bones to nadra dogs .
     
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    Scary what age can do to a person.
     
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    since when you became against Afghans? :o: Soya howa Pakistani jaag gaya ya playing trick again? :undecided:
     
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    I recall seeing this NatGeo edition with Sharbat Bibi some 3 years ago in some reception area. The picture caught my attention immediately. I must admit that the poise and the style of the photograph immediately made me think of a South Asian version of the Mona Lisa :undecided:
     
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    Nope, i love Afghans but as a person, as a muslim i dont tolareate bribe/rishwat........you expect me to support afghans giving rishwat to NADRA?......why do you think i stopped supporting ANP even though i am myself a sort of pashtunist?, because they were corrupt.
     
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    Those bright Green with blue outlined eyes.

    One picture to summarize an entire war.
     
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    People like Achakzai are there to help illegal Afghan refugees get ID cards & later they are used to spread terrorism in Pakistan.