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Arfa Karim laid to rest

- January 15, 2012 - Updated 1154 PKT - From Web Edition

LAHORE: Funeral prayer for Arfa Karim, the world's youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), were offered in Lahore and Faisalabad, Geo news reported.


The IT genius was buried in her native village.


Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif among various political leaders, officials of armed force and large number of people attended the funeral.


On Saturday, Arfa lost the battle of life after remaining admitted in Combined Military Hospital. Arfa Karim was only sixteen years old.


Arifa Karim remained in intensive care at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) after suffering an epileptic seizure and cardiac arrest a few weeks ago. After battling for life for 26 days, one of Pakistan's brightest brains left this world for good.


Born in 1995, Arfa Karim got the honor of World’s Youngest Microsoft Certified Professional when she was only 9 years old in 2004. Bill Gates, the Chairman of Microsoft, invited Arfa to visit the Microsoft Headquarters in the USA in the age of 10 only.


Later, in August 2005, Arfa was also honored by the Pakistan Government for the Fatima Jinnah Gold Medal in the field of Science and Technology which she received from then Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz.


She was also honored with Salaam Pakistan Youth Award in 2005 which has been set up by Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate Dr Abdul Salam. Moreover, Arfa has won the Presidential Award for Pride of Performance.

Reader Comments
some one tell me how he started to work in the field of computer

Erfa karam ! You are the daughter of nation. Pakistani nation are proud of you. Pakistani nation will always remamber you. Allaha bless her soul and always you live in Heaven. Ameen.

sohail khan
she used her brain beyond its capacity and that was the cause of death. she should not used her brain like pakistani politician do then she would remained alive.

Saudi Arabia
this is a disasater deadth of a genius is miserable for once countary............

nimra sajid
Extremely shocking to know that she is not alive. Little but towering genius. May Allah bless her and give courage & patiance to her parents...Amen Khyber Khan Mississauga, Ontario Canada

Tribute to her & may Allah bless her ssoul, everyone has to go from this world.

Shahid Shakeel
I really shocked to learn that she died.The country lost the asset.May Allah bestow her Jannah.

Allah Pak is pyari gurrya ko janat me afzal muqam ata kray.aur valdain ko sabr himat ata kray.ameen

Irfan saleem
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