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Arfa Karim’s 7th Death Anniversary being observed today

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The seventh death anniversary of the youngest Pakistani computer genius, Arfa Abdul Karim Randhawa is being observed today.

The young computer mastermind became the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) at the age of nine. She was born in a small village near Faisalabad on Feburary 2, 1995. At the age of nine, she became MCP after passing its exam, making her the youngest to attain that record.

Karim’s name boomed across the entire IT world for being the youngest to pass MCP exam.

Microsoft Corporation requested the young genius to America for a visit the same year following her achievement. Karim also received Pride of Performance Award. She had also passed the pilots exam at the age of 10. Arfa passed away at the age of 16, on January 14, 2012 in Lahore following an epileptic attack. A science-park was named after her in Lahore, as the Arfa Software Technology Park.