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Pakistan Official Wants to Stop Deportation of Famed Refugee

A Pakistani provincial minister says his administration should intervene with the central government to prevent a world-famous Afghan refugee from being deported. Mustaq Ghani, the information minister for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, said Sunday that his administration would request that federal authorities grant refugee status to Sharbat Gulla, saying it would improve Pakistan's image.   A court last Friday convicted Gulla of possessing forged identity papers; she received a...

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