LAHORE: Funeral prayer for Arfa Karim, the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), were offered in Lahore and Faisalabad, Geo news reported.
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.
FAISALABAD: Arfa Karim, a pride of Pakistan and world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional who was passed away on yesterday, her funeral prayer offered here in Faisalabad last time. Arfa Karim’s funeral prayer had been offered three times once in Lahore city, once here in Faisalabad city and the third time here in her native town at 15:00 PST (10:00 GMT).
She breathed her last after being in coma for over 26 days at CMH Lahore. Arfa had earned the certification at the age of 9. She died at the age of 16. After her funeral prayer she will be buried in her native town.
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..