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LAHORE (Staff Report) – Pakistanis are on Tuesday (today) paying rich tribute to Arfa Karim, who was declared as world’s youngest certified IT professional by Microsoft in 2004 at age of 9, on her 21st birth anniversary.

Arfa Karim kept the title till 2008. She was invited by Bill Gates to visit Microsoft Headquarters in the US.

Born on February 2, 1995, Arfa Karim exhibited her excellent skills in the filed of Information Technology and completed her A Levels at Lahore Grammar School when she died of cardiac arrest on January 14, 2012 in Lahore.

Arfa Kareem was also presented with Fatima Jinnah Gold Medal the field of Science and Technology by the then Prime Minister of Pakistan Shaukat Aziz.

She was also conferred with the Salaam Pakistan Youth Award again in August 2005 from the President of Pakistan. Later on she was also given President’s Pride of Performance Award.

Punjab Government named its first ever Information Technology Park in Lahore after Arfa Karim.