Sharbat Gula, the green-eyed Afghan who appeared in a National Geographic magazine decades ago, was fined 110,000 rupees ($1,000) and will be deported to Afghanistan from Pakistan.
Gula, who is now in her 40s, was arrested on October 26 from her house in Peshawar by Federal Investigation Agency which accused her of holding illegally obtained national identity card.
Local media citing Gula’s lawyer said that the court ordered deportation for the woman after completion 15-day sentence. She has already served nine days.
According to her lawyer Mubashir, Gula had pleaded guilty to all charges against her in court on Friday.
Earlier, the court denied bail to the woman despite appeals to free her by the Afghan envoy to Pakistan and some local officials.
While in jail, Gula was reported to have been suffering from Hepatitis C. A mather of four, she is said to be the only breadwinner of her family.
“She soon will be free from an uncertain life of a refugee as she will be on her way back to her own country as soon as next Monday where she still is a beloved image and a national icon,” Omar Zakhilwal, the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan, said in a statement adding President Ashraf Ghani will meet her and help her with resettlement.