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Pakistans computer prodigy Arfa Karim remembered

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: January 14 marks the fourth death anniversary of Pakistan’s computer prodigy, Arfa Karim, who in 2004 at the age of nine became the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional in the world, the title that she kept till 2008. Born in Faisalabad’s Ram Diwali area on February 2, 1995, Arfa went on to represent Pakistan at various international forums, including the TechEd Developers Conference. Upon completing her course, Microsoft owner Bill Gates invited her to…Read More

Arfa Karims lab at school in bad condition

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article image The computer lab at the Govt Girls High School, Chak 2-JB, Ramdiwali, which was set up on the desire of Arfa Karim, the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional, is in a bad shape. Arfa passed away at the age of about 17 in Lahore on Jan 14, 2012, after a brief illness. According to details, the girl students at the school are given education only through computer books while standing in the lab. Some of the students told the scribe that the computers in the lab are out…Read More

Modal village planned to honour Arfa

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: In order to pay homage to Arfa Kareem, the Punjab government has asked her ancestral village, Chak no. 4 Ramdewali, to be developed into a model village. Arfa Kareem was such an unforgettable IT genius. Her achievements in the field of information technology at such a young age shed a positive light on Pakistan and its potential. She deserves to be honoured by the entire nation forever, said a government spokesman.The model village at Arfa’s ancestral land will cost Rs 140…Read More

Microsoft opens MIC in Arfa Karim STP

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: After two years of consistent efforts, Microsoft has unveiled the Microsoft Innovation Center in the Arfa Software Technology Park Lahore, one of its kind in Pakistan.MIC is established with the aim of facilitating the local IT-based economy, MICs are state-of-the-art technology facilities built to foster innovative research, technology development and provide software solutions to a plethora of government, academic and industrial stakeholders.As many as 4300 school IT labs…Read More

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NBP names IT centre after Arfa Karim

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: President and CEO NBP, Qamar Hussain, has recently inaugurated and dedicated the Regional IT Centre Lahore to Arfa Karim, the world’s youngest Microsoft professional. Arfa was awarded number of national and international awards for her remarkable achievements at a very young age.She was also the recipient of the President’s Award for Pride of Performance, a civil award usually granted to those showing excellence in their respective fields over a long period of time.On the…Read More

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Arfa turns role model for youth: Dr Atta

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article image Death of Arfa Karim, the world's youngest Microsoft Professional (MCP) at an early age, was a tragedy for the whole nation and her extraordinary contribution in the field of IT will be a role model for the younger generation."I personally know Arfa Karim as she visited me with her father when I was Chairman of HEC. Arfa wanted to take guidance about opting for a suitable field when she was student of A level," D. Atta recalled while talking to the media here.Arfa Karim was an…Read More

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Arfa Karim commemorative postage stamp issued

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: A commemorative postage stamp honouring the late Arfa Karim, who became the world's youngest Microsoft Certified Professional before dying on January 14 at the age 16 of complications from an epileptic stroke, has been issued last week. The stamp is depicting the image Arfa and carrying cash value of Rs 8.Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on January 20 had approved the commemorative stamp to recognise Arfa’s achievements.She became the MSC at age nine in 2004. She was invited…Read More

Lahore IT park named after Arfa Karim

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Paying tributes to Arfa Karim Randhawa, the world's youngest Microsoft Certified Professional, Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has decided to rename the Lahore Technology Park as Arfa Software Technology Park, Lahore.Arfa was a brilliant and outstanding young mind and a source of pride for Pakistanis all over the world but now she is no more in this world. Her young life burnt, as her grieved father said, as a brilliant but brief flame of fire, and all her youthful aspirations were…Read More

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Moving story of Arfa Karim

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ARFA KARIM came, she did and she conquered. When everything was down in Pakistan, she stood and illuminated the national scene with her brilliance.Bill Gates, the chairman of Microsoft, changed his opinion about Pakistan altogether after meeting with Arfa. Arfa Karim got the honor of World’s Youngest Microsoft Certified Professional when she was only 9 years old in 2004. Bill Gates invited her to visit the Microsoft Headquarters in the USA in the age of 10 only. He was so much impressed by…Read More