PESHAWAR - A local court on Tuesday reserved its judgment on bail application of the green-eyed Afghan woman, Sharbat Gula. The court will hear the case today (Wednesday).

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officials produced her before the Judge of Special Immigration court, Farah Jamshed on charges of living in Pakistan on forged identity papers.

Abdul Latif Afridi and Mubashir, lawyers of Sharbat Gulal, told the court that that her client, who has been arrested on October 26, is sick.

Besides, the government had offered relaxation till October 31 last, to those who had obtained Pakistani cards.

They said that Sharbat Gula has been arrested before the expiry of the deadline therefore, it was requested to the court to give her the opportunity to get relief from the offer. 

They told the court that thousands of Afghan nationals have been living in Pakistan without having valid documents, but only Sharbat Gula has been arrested.

They informed that Sharbat Gula wanted to go back Afghanistan. She is a widow as well as she is not only ill but also lone bread earner of her family.

The lawyers also told the court that Sharbat Gula was on her way to Afghanistan when she was arrested.

Thus, the court should order her release. The state counsel told the court that Sharbat Gula had been involved in making fake Pakistan ID card and should be punished according the law.

After hearing both sides, the court adjourned the bail hearing and reserved its judgment till today (Wednesday).

It is worth mentioning here that FIA has apprehended Sharbat Gula from Nothia locality of Peshawar on October 26 last. Earlier this week, Sharbat Gula was sent to prison on judicial remand by a local court. The Afghan woman Sharbat Gula, who had fled Afghanistan during Soviet occupation shot to fame after her photograph as a young refugee published on the cover of National Geographic back in 1985 on her arrival to Peshawar.