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Arfa Karim The Youngest Microsoft Certified Professional

Arfa Karim Randhawa:

Arfa Karim was a 17-year-old female from Pakistan. Her talents are diverse. She’s had many experiences, that range from being the granddaughter of a farmer’s daughter to getting to meet Bill Gates. She passed an exam at Microsoft as the first Microsoft Certified Professional in the entire world.

Pride Of Pakistan

Arfa represented the voices for Pakistan and she has been a spokesperson for Pakistan on numerous international forums. The youngest IT expert has achieved all levels of genius at an early age. Co-founder of Microsoft Bill Gates invited Arfa Kareem to its headquarters within the USA.

Arfa Karim also represents Pakistan at various international forums and was requested by IT Professionals of Dubai for an extended stay for 2 days in Dubai. Dinner receptions were held for her in Dubai and attracted the medical professionals from Dubai and the Pakistani Ambassador. Pakistan. On that trip, Arfa was presented with numerous awards and medals. She also flew a plane with an aviation group in Dubai at the age of 10 and was awarded her very first certificate of flight.

In November of 2006, Arfa was invited by Microsoft to be a participant in the keynote session at the Tech-Ed Developers conference held in Barcelona. The conference’s theme included “Get ahead of the game” and Arfa was shown as an example of having a head start. She was the sole Pakistani out of more than 5000 developers at the conference.
It’s not easy to catch the interest of the world’s most successful businessman such as Bill Gates. Technical expertise is necessary for becoming a Microsoft Certified Professional in many fields, including .Net as well as Windows Server 2003. After passing the test at such a young time, Bill Gates was so impressed that he asked her to compliment her on her talent.

Biography Of Arfa Karim Randhawa:

Arfa was born in Lahore She relocated to Bahawalpur together with her family within only a few weeks of her birth. Her father was a soldier in the Pakistan Army, and her mother was a housewife. Since her childhood, she has been an active, curious, and disciplined child. This illustrates how she could write her first poem by 5 years of age. The music of Tina Sani as well as Sufi poems (Iqbal, Bulleh Shah) contributed to broadening her worldview.
The curiosity of her grew as she explored the world around her. In grade 3 she used computers without the guidance of an instructor.

After passing the test, Arfa was invited to meet Bill Gates (Co-Founder of Microsoft Cooperation). In a short 10 minutes, she wowed Gates by sharing her enthusiasm for creating the world a Digicon valley for Pakistan.

She was awarded the first flight certification from Dubai on August 2nd, 2005, after gaining commands in just three flights The pilot also was stunned by her sheer skill of her.
in 2006 she is the sole Pakistani citizen invited to attend an HTML0 Developer Conference in Barcelona with five thousand others from all over the globe.
On the 22nd of December 2011, she was diagnosed with epilepsy after a Cardiac arrest. After being in CMH the hospital for a few days her departure from the world on the fourteenth of January, 2012.

There are many achievements in her name. In addition to Pride of Performance, Fatimah Jinnah Gold Medal Award, Salam Pakistan Youth Award, and the President’s Award for Proud Performance by The Government of Pakistan. ThreeG’s EVO Wireless broadband company appointed her brand ambassador in January of 2010.

When he returned to Pakistan, Arfa had numerous interviews with almost all of the nation’s popular news channels and television stations. The month of August 2005 was the time that Arfa Karim was awarded the Fatimah Jinnah Gold Medal for the area of Science and Technology, presented by the Prime Minister of Pakistan at the time. She was also a tribute to the Salaam Pakistan Youth Award again in August 2005, presented by the president of Pakistan. Arfa Karim also received the Presidential Award for the Pride of Performance. This is a high Civil award that is given to those who have demonstrated exceptional performance in their field for a lengthy period of time. Arfa is the youngest recipient of the award in history.

In an interview after receiving her award that:
“It means a lot to me because it helped me get recognition worldwide and to fulfill the dreams of my parents, especially my late grandfather, Ch. Abdul Karim Randhawa. I am thankful to Almighty Allah and my teachers, without whom I could not have achieved this honor. This is just the beginning.” 

Arfa’s Dream:

Arfa’s ambition was to continue the studies she had at Harvard University, work in any technology giant such as Microsoft and then return to Pakistan in order to change the world in satellite technology. Her passing is tragic as Pakistan will never come back from losing an outstanding individual.

The official said: “With her God-gifted abilities, Arfa has brought glory to Pakistan.

The light that is being sparked by this beautiful girl in the world of IT will never cease to shine. Smart girls such as Arfa are the beacon of hope for the nation. Microsoft Certified IT Professional Arfa Karim is a symbol of determination and enthusiasm for the next generation. Arfa Karim is shining like a star in the past because of her dedication as well as her dedication and sincerity. Arfa will always be within our souls.”
The IT industry in Pakistan felt its loss.

The Chief Secretary of Punjab Usman Buzdar gave tribute to Arfa Karim. He stated:

 “She was the most intelligent and valuable daughter of Pakistan, who achieved a significant success in the field of information technology at a very young age.”

It is considered that the IT Media City in Karachi was changed namely after the computer genius and is now called Arfa Karim IT Media City, Karachi, according to local media reports. Her father Col Amjad Karim, says she was especially concerned about making use of her expertise to assist people who are young, not served by IT, and people from villages.
Arfa was smarter than her years. Her enthusiasm and vision were remarkable for someone her age, Jehan Ara. Pakistan Software Houses Association.
“Arfa’s center of gravity was wanting to improve human resource development by focusing on education.”
Shoaib Malik, the country manager of games company Mindstorm, said: Mindstorm told the press:

“It’s unfortunate. What was unique about her was that she had a clear vision; she wanted to set up the industry. One thinks only kids who have studied from abroad would have a vision, but it was remarkable. I think whatever God does, does for the better, but had she been alive, she could have played an important role in the IT industry.”


Software companies were scattered over Punjab’s different commercial zones. With an eye on the international practice in the IT business, the Arfa Software, and Technology Park project was established in 2012. The original initial name used to be Lahore Technology Park, but it was later changed in honor of memories of the late Arfa Karim, who was a Pakistani computer whiz who was one of the fastest Microsoft Certified Professional at age nine in 2014. ASTP is Pakistan’s biggest Information and Communications Technology Park. The building’s 17 stories are the first International standard building in Pakistan. Another motive behind the project was to communicate the Punjab Government’s information technology strategy to the general population and companies.

The short time she lived reflects Pakistan’s growing battle with information technology, a field that offers hope for young people frustrated by the lack of work and shortage of possibilities. In fact, the girl was a hard worker to create a Kamyab Pakistan which represents Pakistan around the world through her extraordinary ability and talent.
Karim was awarded his Fatimah Jinnah Gold Medal in Science and Technology, presented by the Prime Minister of Pakistan in 2005. The award was also awarded the President’s Medal for Excellence in Performance.


It’s a fantastic accomplishment, but the more impressive is the fact that she has earned the kind of fame you can only get after spending around 40 years in their area of expertise. This is an innocent and sweet girl. She has been awarded numerous distinctions even at the national level. The youngest that has ever lived in Pakistan to be awarded the civil award known as ‘The president’s Award for Excellence of Performance’. She has a beautiful acoustic voice. She has a particular interest in poetry as you’ll discover when you read her poems


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