LAHORE: Arfa Karim the Youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCPs) in the world who lived to be only 16. She was born on February 2, 1995, in Faisalabad Pakistan.
She earned the title of youngest MCPs at the age of 9 and kept it until 2008. She received the Fatimah Jinnah Gold Medal in 2005 in the field of science and Technology also received Salaam Pakistan Youth Award the same year. She also represented Pakistan on various international forums.
At the age of 16 a student of A-Level (2nd Year), suffered from cardiac arrest after an epileptic seizure on 22 December 2011. She was admitted to Lahore’s Combined Military Hospital in critical condition. She suffered brain damage leaving her to coma. After receiving reports of her improvement on 13 January 2012 the nation on 14 January heard the sad news of her demise.
On Jan 9, 2012, Bill Gates ( former CEO Microsoft ) contacted parents of Arfa Karim and directed his doctors to adopt every kind of measure for her treatment, Gate’s doctor contacted Arfa’s Pakistani doctors and received the detail about the illness through the internet.
One young brilliant girls lost her life at CMH Lahore on January 14, 2012. Pakistanis are among the most intelligent people in the world but unfortunately, our government and our people do not realize their worth.