Arfa Karim: Pakistan buries a shining example for the nation’s youth

Published: January 15, 2012

People shift Arfa’s coffin from Cavalry Ground in Lahore. Her body was then shifted to Faisalabad, her native town, for burial. PHOTO: PPI

People shift Arfa’s coffin from Cavalry Ground in Lahore. Her body was then shifted to Faisalabad, her native town, for burial. PHOTO: PPI
Arfa was a gift of God to me and now He has taken it back, says Amjad Karim Randhawa. PHOTO: FILE

FAISALABAD: Arfa Karim, the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional, was laid to rest in her ancestral village Ramdewali, near Faisalabad, amid tears from family, friends and strangers.

Even the heavens opened, as a light drizzle fell during the funeral procession.

The flag-draped coffin had been taken to Faisalabad from Lahore, where, despite the cold, a large number of people from all walks of life gathered to mourn. The turnout was reflective of how Arfa’s story has brought the nation together in grief for her death and admiration for her brilliance, as it included IT students, public representatives, social and religious activists, NGO workers, military officers and government officials.

Hundreds of female students also thronged the funeral on the arrival of the dead body.

Qari Ashraf, who led the funeral prayer, said that “Arfa was not only extraordinarily brilliant in Information Technology but was also very fond of Hamd, Naat and Allama Iqbal’s poetry.”

Arfa’s father, Colonel (Retd) Amjad Karim Randhawa, told the media his daughter “was a gift of God to me and now He has taken it back.”

“I am proud of being the only person in the world whose daughter was recognised as the youngest Microsoft professional certificate holder at the age of just nine years,” he said. “We provided every possible opportunity and encouragement to develop her abilities.”

Describing his daughter as wise beyond her years, Randhawa lamented that “we could not see her genius flourish.”

Recalling Arfa’s meeting with Bill Gates, Randhawa said that the Microsoft founder was stunned to see Arfa promptly answering all his technical questions. Gates acknowledged Arfa’s qualities and his company contacted her family when she was admitted to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Lahore for treatment.

“Microsoft’s doctors were in touch with the CMH doctors and provided assistance in diagnosis, prescriptions and treatment for Arfa,” Randhawa said.

Randhawa fondly highlighted his daughter’s qualities, saying that she always had positive approach towards everything. “She had a creative mind and always wanted to do something extraordinary far beyond her age,” he said. “Arfa always surprised her teachers and class fellows with her intelligence and thought-provoking questions.”

A local resident of the village, Noor Din, said that although Arfa had not spent much time in the area, she lived as if she had been here for a very long time. “My daughter had always desired and insisted upon meeting Arfa, but sadly I failed to do so and now I can never do it,” he said.

Another villager, Ghulam Qadir, admitted that he had never seen such a huge funeral procession.

Muhammad Akram, a close relative, said that Arfa always wanted the area’s IT lab to be upgraded so it could provide better educational facilities to local youngsters, especially girls.

Asking the government to honour the IT genius’ wishes, Akram said that Arfa believed that other girls in her village should be given educational opportunities – as they had so much talent.

Arfa went into a coma on December 22 after suffering an epileptic attack. She was undergoing medical treatment in Combined Military Hospital. Karim, who was on life support at the Intensive Care Unit at the CMH suffered a complication on Saturday evening whereby she was shifted to surgery in emergency.

Meanwhile, at least one permanent monument to Arfa will stand.

Sindh Information Technology Minister Raza Haroon has announced that the IT Media City in Karachi will be renamed after Arfa. The project will now be known as Arfa Karim IT Media City, Karachi.

(With additional reporting from Rana Yasif in Lahore)

Published in The Express Tribune, January 16th, 2012.

Reader Comments (95)

  • Zeffos
    Jan 15, 2012 - 8:11PM

    In a country riddled by madmen and their blowing up tactics, she was a ray of intellectual hope. Her loss makes me extremely sad and more terrified about the future of Pakistan.

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  • M.A.S
    Jan 15, 2012 - 8:35PM

    Grave lose to the nation………….another genius is laying to rest just 30km north on the same road as Ramdewali is located.

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  • Muzaffar
    Jan 15, 2012 - 8:40PM

    @Zeffos: Grow up …. even on news like this you are passing negative comments especially about a country which has produced the best in many fields in spite of many global gamers who are trying to destabilize us and also our own people who have self interests and think negative ……ARFA (May ALLAH Bless her) is an example out of many.

    Al ham dulilah ..I happened to have the opportunity to say her Namaz e Jenaza….Having seen her coffin wrapped in the National flag was a feeling of pride …. and a feeling of BRIGHT future for ARFA’s Motherland……Pakistan. This is not an emotionally based statement it is based on logic and belief.

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  • M.A.Khan Akash
    Jan 15, 2012 - 8:43PM

    “I really have no words sorry……..”

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  • Jan 15, 2012 - 8:46PM

    Great loss for pakistan.she was brilliant but creative too.pakistan will miss her.

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  • Jan 15, 2012 - 8:47PM

    MCP Arfa Karim Randhawa passes away in Lahore hospital
    MCP Arfa Karim Randhawa Expired Video
    http://www.columnpk.com/mcp-arfa-karim-randhawa-death-video/

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Jan 15, 2012 - 8:52PM

    Today evening I have watched the repeat telecast of Arfa Karim’s Geo TV Program “Aik Don Geo Kay Sath”.

    Her father and mother were told to the interviewer that Arfa right from her childhood was an extra ordinary genius child.

    I would request the government to set up a commission to inquire the reasons of the death of Arfa Karim Randhawa, as she was the country’s asset.

    The nation should know right from the day when she first fell ill until her tragic death as what were the reasons that Araf Karim died, when before her illness, she was a normal girl.

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  • Tanweer Alam
    Jan 15, 2012 - 8:59PM

    It is a very sad day for all of us.
    She was a real genius no doubt and also she was a gift of GOD.
    As an IT student I was her fan and also respected her and will be.
    I have never seen her or talked to her but I always tought that one day i must met her and tell her that i am a big fan of her but now I can never do this.

    Allaha tala Arfa karim ki sabhi choti aur badi gunaho ko maaf kare or Arka ko jaanat-ul-firdous me jagah aata kare. aamen.

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  • muhammad kamran
    Jan 15, 2012 - 9:03PM

    arifa was the great source of inspiration to me .when arifa recognized herself as the micro soft certified youngest professional ,i was student of b.sc.i learnt many things from arifa i.e excellent confidence, great devotion and courage.i can,t forget the memories of arifa ,his provoking style for
    new generation and his lovely talking style .now i am teacher and i feel that i have lost my asset
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  • Muhammad Junaid Vohra
    Jan 15, 2012 - 9:15PM

    No Comments
    But
    Agreed With Mohammad Ali Siddiqui

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  • MUHAMMAD MOHSIN NADEEM
    Jan 15, 2012 - 9:16PM

    It is very bad for us and Pakistan.

    Arfa Kareem, we all will miss you a lot, You were asset of Pakistan.

    Government of Pakistan should make a commission to identify the death reasons of Arfa Kareem

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  • pareesa fahim
    Jan 15, 2012 - 9:25PM

    Arfa Kareem we all will really miss you
    and Pakistan really lost a great person the actual future of pakistan

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  • Jan 15, 2012 - 9:26PM

    Arifa Karim is a major loss for us, she is a role model for the youngsters i think she made a history by which we will encourage our next generation. may GOD Bless her and rest her soul in peace.. pray for her sorry but pray for the Daughter of Pakistan…..Salam-e-Akhir Dukhtar-e-Pakistan

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  • Muhammad Noman Asif
    Jan 15, 2012 - 9:26PM

    May GOD blessed hir!

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  • Jan 15, 2012 - 9:38PM

    that was glooming dimond of pakistan which we loose may her soul rest in piece

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  • Aamir khan (0313-9014878
    Jan 15, 2012 - 9:39PM

    pata nhi jab khabi pak main kuch acha karne wala paida hota hai najane us ko kis ki nazar lag jati hai. dedicated to all pakistani pplq thansRecommend

  • Syed Wajid Ali Bukhari
    Jan 15, 2012 - 9:45PM

    unfortunately Such extraordinary person have short time, may Allah bless her and rest her soul in peace

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  • usman
    Jan 15, 2012 - 9:47PM

    im am very hart.
    she was very loyely and bater girl.
    I Love arfa.

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  • naseem ahmed khan
    Jan 15, 2012 - 9:47PM

    “Arfa always surprised her teachers and class fellows with her intelligence and thought provoking arfa karim did not know, that her brain was under stress, it was her passion, she worked without rest and lost her life early,,her brain iq had gone very fast. and un cheked
    human brain is very complex machine, it also need rest with intervals

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  • shakeel
    Jan 15, 2012 - 10:01PM

    I never explained how much I am sad and tears comes in my eyes as I hear her death news on Geo Tv. With tears I just Say She Was A gift Of God for her Family And Pakistan, May Allah Give Saber To her family, (Unbearable Shock) but pak Govt Nothing Do special For her, We Lost A great Daughter/sister of The nation.May Allah give Her place In Junnah(Ameem)Recommend

  • ceana
    Jan 15, 2012 - 10:04PM

    BIsmillha irakhma niraheem….
    i just want to say god rest u in peace beti of pakistan u was a true gem and credit to pakistan…we ate proud of ur achievments at such a tender age truly remarkable genius…may ur legacy live on..and may god give subarh to ur loved ones…u will be missed rest in peace ameen..xxxx

    love from a mother..i feel the pain ur parents are going through..;-(

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  • kamran
    Jan 15, 2012 - 10:11PM

    may allah rest her soul in peace

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  • Obaid
    Jan 15, 2012 - 10:23PM

    Its a great grief for us and the entire nation feels the heart wrenching pain of her loss. Now the best way to honor her memory is to carry on her dream, her sense of passion for what she did and her love for technology.

    WE CANNOT BRING HER BACK BUT SHE CAN LIVE THROUGH HOUR DETERMINATION.

    REST IN PEACE CHILD. MAY ALLAH BLESS YOUR SOUL

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  • Syeda Batool shah
    Jan 15, 2012 - 10:24PM

    Arifa karim was realy a precious diamond of pakistan & we r feeling vry vry vry sad that pakistan has lost this diamond. We will alwayz mis u preety Arifa..
    May God bless her & give cool place in heaven..
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  • Jan 15, 2012 - 10:29PM

    She was a God gifted brilliant IT student no doubt.But sad,she is no more with us.
    May Allah rest her soul in peace.(Aameen)

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  • ammad malik
    Jan 15, 2012 - 10:31PM

    we lose brilient & rising moon.whole nation is sorrow for arfa.

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  • Jan 15, 2012 - 10:33PM

    She was a God gifted brilliant IT student no doubt.But sad,she is no longer with us.
    May Allah rest her soul in peace.
    “AAMEEN”

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  • ammad malik
    Jan 15, 2012 - 10:36PM

    i have no words for arfa karim.she was treasure of whole pakistani nation.

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  • Umer
    Jan 15, 2012 - 10:44PM

    She is no more… :’(
    Pakistan lost its precious Gift By Allah…
    We lost our little princess and nt even nation is sad
    But even sky is crying till now..,,
    Now we can only pray for her…
    May her soul rest in peace..!!
    []__AMEEN__[]

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  • jan
    Jan 15, 2012 - 11:00PM

    Uff ALLLAh! i can’t stop my tears. May her soul rest in peace..!!

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  • Kashif
    Jan 15, 2012 - 11:06PM

    Arfa Karim v slute U! May Allah give u place in jannat ameen!

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  • Kashif
    Jan 15, 2012 - 11:09PM

    Arfa Karim we slaute u! May Allah give u place in jannat!

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  • wasif hamdani
    Jan 15, 2012 - 11:14PM

    “Arfa Karim” a symbol of proud for the Pakistani nation. May her soul rest in peace. Ameen

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  • Noman
    Jan 15, 2012 - 11:17PM

    Arfa gave us messege that pakistan childs will do everything inshallah may allah give u best place in heaven.

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  • K. Salim Jahangir
    Jan 15, 2012 - 11:37PM

    Arfa was a gift of God to her parents,but above all to Pakistan!!!!The country as a whole will always miss you DEAR ARFA!!!! You have left all of us in a state of deep sorrow……keep smiling as you always did in seventh heaven.

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  • Tehseen
    Jan 15, 2012 - 11:44PM

    Great sorrow not for her family but whole the country Pakistan.May allaha give place in jannat!

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  • Mujahid Hussain
    Jan 15, 2012 - 11:49PM

    The parents have lost a part of them and the nation a part of its bright future. May Allah SWT grant Arfa the highest place in jannah and give strength to the parents to cope with this colossal loss. I pray that loss inspires many more in Pakistan to follow in Arfa’s footsteps so that future generations remember this little genius forever. (Ameen)

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  • zafar choudhry
    Jan 15, 2012 - 11:59PM

    Arfa we will never forget you. Writing these word with tears.You are daughter of Pakistan. you will live in our heart forever. GOD bless you and give sabar for your great parents.

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  • rashid saleem
    Jan 16, 2012 - 12:17AM

    arfa was a great sister of pakistani’s and i proude of arfa

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  • Abdulfatah
    Jan 16, 2012 - 1:09AM

    Inalillahi WainaIllehi Rojihuna…
    May Allah SAW grant her Aljanna.
    AMIN.
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  • Ali Tanoli
    Jan 16, 2012 - 1:29AM

    Sorry to hear this sad news.

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  • makhdoom ali
    Jan 16, 2012 - 1:42AM

    *may Allah peace be upon here and set her soul best in Jannat,may Allah give the power and ability to her parents to deal the situation with Sabr * she is an everlasting proud of the nation we all are with here parents.

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  • Malik
    Jan 16, 2012 - 1:52AM

    just imagine how sky would be without stars so is this world without such stars? hats off to you Arfa karim…
    Couldnt believe this sad demise for first few minutes as its very difficult to accept such changes in life:(
    May her soul rest in peace

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  • Tariq
    Jan 16, 2012 - 2:46AM

    Miss Arfa!
    No doubt, you are not with us now but you are a proud of The Pakistan.
    May “Allah Almighty” bless you and give you a place in the “Jannat-ul-Firdoss”.
    Aameen……..!

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  • Optimist
    Jan 16, 2012 - 4:10AM

    I don’t want to sound alarmist… BUT Some countries have been killing geniuses and scientists of other countries.
    .
    .
    We should have a detailed inquiry. She was normal.. what were the causes??
    ?

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  • Shoyeb ahmed
    Jan 16, 2012 - 4:45AM

    I dnt know abt her….but my fb frnd and by reading u r comments…..i know how genius was she….may Allah give her jannatRecommend

  • iram
    Jan 16, 2012 - 5:37AM

    Rest in peace arfa may u get a place in janaah firdosRecommend

  • Irfan daud
    Jan 16, 2012 - 6:16AM

    So sad today , Seems Like I Lost my own daughter . Pride of Pakistan , May your soul rest in peace .

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  • Dr R Alam
    Jan 16, 2012 - 7:44AM

    OUR RAY OF HOPE
    It was on that awful cold winters day,
    God took you home to heaven to stay

    But alas, I have come to learn
    It was Him calling, it was your turn.

    For God was missing an Angel so He chose you,
    Best Darling Angel we ever knew.’

    We understand it just had to be
    God has taken you to heaven and now you are free free free.

    Free from Pain,
    Free to run, free to dance and play again.

    We really are missing you
    We miss all the things you do.

    But we understand
    You are there in his precious hand.

    Go now OUR sweet one, dearest ARFA
    We are thinking of you in every way.

    We all hated to see you go
    But alas you must rest so.

    Into Gods hands we place the very best,
    Rest now sweet ARFA and twice be blessed
    You brought the world much happiness.

    Till we meet again
    we will think of you often.

    On that you can depend,
    You were Nation’s very special angel, daughter, granddaughter, niece, sister, friend.

    We understood you were only on loan,
    Now dearest ARFA you are home.

    In the somber light of the waning moon
    God took you home way too soon

    It’s losing you we regret,
    God had His plans for you already set.

    ( amended , originally by Shirley Mercier)

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  • Hafiz MUhammad Mamoon
    Jan 16, 2012 - 8:32AM

    may allah soul her with peace .she was the genious girl of pakistan

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  • asima zia abbasi
    Jan 16, 2012 - 8:39AM

    we are proud of Arifa Karim Randhwa. May her soul rest in peace .

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  • asima zia abbasi
    Jan 16, 2012 - 8:41AM

    we are proud of Arifa Karim may her soul rest in peace

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  • Arslan
    Jan 16, 2012 - 8:45AM

    No words…. feeling lot of pain… MAY GOD Bless her with the success of the day of judgment and enter her into the Janna with more Blessings.

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  • Muhammad Abdullah
    Jan 16, 2012 - 8:52AM

    very very sad news for everyone. we need extraordinary people everywhere in the world. I hope Pakistan’s youth and parents will think of her as a role model and educate their daughters and sons. May Allah grant her highest place in heaven and give her parents patience to bear this great loss.

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  • Annoyed
    Jan 16, 2012 - 9:34AM

    RIP!

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  • Mubashir
    Jan 16, 2012 - 10:15AM

    Rest in Peace, Little Angel…..

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  • Data Processing Asstt
    Jan 16, 2012 - 10:17AM

    She was Brilliant IT student No doubt.May Allah rest her soul in peace.(Aameen).But sad,she was born in Pakistan, here is no future I.T lot youngest person work Govt.of Sindh Sector is no future I.T in Pakistan.e.g B.E MCS, M.Sc.BCS, BSc Computer Science. perfect evidence is Singh High Court Karachi. C.P. No.1846/2009. No Promotion No up-gradation.
    I.T in Pakistan is Allah Hafaz.

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  • arsalan khan unar
    Jan 16, 2012 - 10:53AM

    aww my gud

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  • Shahzaib ali
    Jan 16, 2012 - 11:56AM

    I am very sad to hear this news that arfa is no more…… Writing these words with tears… I feel that my own daughter has passed away …may her soul rest in heaven(ameen)…i appeal the chief justice of pakistan jnab ch. Iftakhar to set up an inquirey commission for the cause of arfa’s death….she was a normal girl nd our governmint has done nothing for her disease…Recommend

  • Maryam Tanveer
    Jan 16, 2012 - 1:12PM

    So sad on this loss. May her soul rest in peace and i pray that Allah gives paitence to her faimly.

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  • Jahangir Khan
    Jan 16, 2012 - 1:36PM

    Zeffos……we love our country and the present environment has been created by others to blow us up. We are the only Muslim country which is a neaclear power. We stand united and fall united. Arfa was a unique example wherein she was preparing a software for NASA upon their request. May Allah rest her soul in peace …….and simultaneously give yor strength to bear us.

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  • Jahangir Khan
    Jan 16, 2012 - 1:46PM

    @Dr R Alam: Excellent sir, Excellent

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  • ADNAN ZAIDI
    Jan 16, 2012 - 3:28PM

    i have no words for arfa karim

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  • shafaqat ali naz
    Jan 16, 2012 - 3:29PM

    Great loss for pakistan.she was brilliant but creative too.pakistan will miss her.Recommend

  • Zubair
    Jan 16, 2012 - 4:23PM

    I only heard about Arfa yesterday and she made me proud being a Pakistani but at the same time felt equally grieved of her death.

    May Allah rest her soul in peace.

    Being MCSE I know its really hard to grasp all those technical bits and its really unbelievable how she passed her first stage (MCP) just at 9, wow.

    I think there should be a Goverment website which should lists all these achievements by our upcoming young talent. Unfortunately we dont get to hear many!

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  • Naveed
    Jan 16, 2012 - 4:26PM

    May Allah bless her soul….ameen

    May Allah bless the rest of the nation to WALK THE WAY as Arfa has shown us.

    God’s way of guidance is exactly like this. He inspires us through someone to let us know how to walk the way of life.

    Dont just cry, learn what God has taught us through her. Or may be as our history is, let this light get lost and then sit in the dark crying…..like idiots

    May Allah bless her and may He bless us with the right way to live, strive and do the best as we can in life…. Ameen

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  • Nasir Hameed
    Jan 16, 2012 - 4:41PM

    Arfa Karim was pride of nation.She has passed but left a massage for youngsters of Pakistan
    who to get success.She is symbol of success.
    I am feeling proud to be Pakistani to apart the country of Arfa Karim.

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  • taseer anjum
    Jan 16, 2012 - 4:51PM

    May Allah bless your soul lil angle :(

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  • TRiz
    Jan 16, 2012 - 4:52PM

    Sindh Information Technology Minister Raza Haroon has announced that the IT Media City in Karachi will be renamed after Arfa. The project will now be known as Arfa Karim IT Media City, Karachi.
    –>Nice to read this, May Almighty rest her soul in peace.

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  • shafaqat ali naz
    Jan 16, 2012 - 5:06PM

    ALLAH PAK pakistan ki is bachi ko janat main aala muqam atta farmay aameen

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  • Jan 16, 2012 - 5:40PM

    @Obaid:
    arfa allah apko jannat mein rehny ki tofeek ata farmay ameen

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  • erum butt
    Jan 16, 2012 - 6:06PM

    she is a great lost for pak. i cant believe that she is no more

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  • amian
    Jan 16, 2012 - 6:39PM

    may she go in jannat.she was a smart girl who made her country more popular. i loved her alot.

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  • Muhammad Atif shahid
    Jan 16, 2012 - 6:42PM

    Dear IRFA KARIM
    It is very painful to us that you have gone from this world. If you could see than you see that the people your country are very sad that you are not among us. there are many teers in my when i am looking your cute pictures.

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  • Jan 16, 2012 - 7:17PM

    matics,shaikh@yahoo.com
    she was realy very sweet
    but what ever Allah gave her,was enough………….
    so in very little age,she done her all the work,which she could do in her further life……..
    so frm this we got that she had completed her all the wors
    NOW
    she had need of rest………………………
    GOD BLESS HER

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  • Qura tul ain
    Jan 16, 2012 - 7:21PM

    she was a gifted child undoubtedly,i am still in a shock, if Arfa lives for some more years she must create another history like before…but alas…,above all,her innocence and the beauty of her face reflects the purity of her soul..may ALLAH rest her in heaven.ameen”.Arfa” look how much we have started loving u afer knowing u sweety.

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  • Munib Hussain
    Jan 16, 2012 - 7:35PM

    Arfa Baita
    You are an irrecoverable loss of an unlucky nation, you were the real pride of Pakistan and in fact you were the heart of Pakistan.
    It is true that nice peoples depart early.
    But your departure shocked & paralyzed the whole nation Arfa Baita.
    We all will miss you forever Arfa baita.
    You made us so proud and left us so early ……….
    i am unable to write more…………………………………

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un
    May Allah’s blessing be with you.

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  • haider ali
    Jan 16, 2012 - 8:49PM

    i dont know who she was but i respect excellence and i …………… i promise that i would turn her dream into reality………..Recommend

  • haider ali
    Jan 16, 2012 - 8:51PM

    i promise that i would turn her dream into reality

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  • Drishya
    Jan 16, 2012 - 8:53PM

    For My Daughter
    By Weldon Kees

    Looking into my daughter’s eyes I read
    Beneath the innocence of morning flesh
    Concealed, hintings of death she does not heed.
    Coldest of winds have blown this hair, and mesh
    Of seaweed snarled these miniatures of hands;
    The night’s slow poison, tolerant and bland,
    Has moved her blood. Parched years that I have seen
    That may be hers appear: foul, lingering
    Death in certain war, the slim legs green.
    Or, fed on hate, she relishes the sting
    Of others’ agony; perhaps the cruel
    Bride of a syphilitic or a fool.
    These speculations sour in the sun.
    I have no daughter. I desire none.

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  • muhammad rafique
    Jan 16, 2012 - 9:19PM

    So very sad today , Seems Like I Lost my own daughter . Pride of Pakistan , I MISS tou arfa

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  • nasir
    Jan 16, 2012 - 9:35PM

    afrfa i slute…arfa jaisi sadiyo baad paida hoti hain..muje is baat ka boht dukh ha.k hamara fakhr hum say rooth gya..allah arfa ko janut ul firdos ma jaga ataa kare…ameeen

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  • sarweach karam
    Jan 16, 2012 - 10:29PM

    Arfa Allah give a place in heaven.
    pakistan was an honor
    we can never farget arfa i miss you.

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  • muhammad yahya
    Jan 16, 2012 - 10:43PM

    great loss for pakistan.she was brillint but creative too.pakistan will miss her.

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  • mirza jani
    Jan 16, 2012 - 11:34PM

    ya Allah Arfa karim ko jannit nasib kary or pakistan ma os ka name ocha raha
    ,,,,,,,,,;AMMIN.,,,,,,,,,,

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  • Jan 17, 2012 - 11:30AM

    i believe that this girl was not mentally normal. no normal person can understand IT concepts at the age of 9 and then pass a high-level certification. someone must do some serious research.
    why would a girl of 16 have such mental and heart complexities otherwise. She was not normal….i think being a knowledgeable scientific person.

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  • iftikhar
    Jan 17, 2012 - 2:26PM

    Arfa Karim v slute U! May Allah give u place in jannat ameen!

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  • Maryam Afzal
    Jan 17, 2012 - 5:38PM

    may her soul rest in peace (ameen)

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  • Albert
    Jan 18, 2012 - 12:12PM

    Arifa, I did not know you but I feel like a piece of my heart has been taking and is missing. I wonder why the good ones go way before their time and the bad ones get to stay. After all the reading about you that I have done you were truly a gift from GOD. Your mom and dad I know are very proud. May GOD give them piece at this difficult time. I guess GOD needed you in HEAVEN for you to teach everyone but I know we will all be together again someday. May GOD bless you and your family. This is not only a big loss for your country Pakistan but also for the U. S. and all over the world to have lost a very beautiful and smart girl.

    May GOD be with you,
    Albert

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  • Fatima
    Jan 21, 2012 - 10:52AM

    dear Arfa i really miss u you r inspiration for me i m yr big fan of u i reallyy misss u my frnd

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  • Jan 23, 2012 - 7:06PM

    I realy miss arfa,I say that this is a big loss for pakistan.and I have abad luck that I was not meat her.we pray for her family.and we pray for her that god give him a place in heaven.and we loss a great blessings of god.

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  • TAPAN CHAKRABORTY
    Feb 4, 2012 - 9:04PM

    God Bless her……May her soul rest in peace.

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  • Misha King
    Feb 7, 2012 - 12:29AM

    Arfa, you were 16 when you passed away but in such a short time on earth you made a name for yourself.
    Allah Giveth and Allah Taketh away. I am happy that I came to know of you because

    A lily of a day,
    is fairer far in May,
    Although it droop
    and die that night,
    It was the plant
    and flower of light.
    In small proportions we just beauties see;
    And in short measures, life may perfect be.

    Ben Jonson’s words are apt here.

    Rest in peace and may God grant your loved ones the strength to bear your passing away to a better world. Love………..always.

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  • Feb 14, 2012 - 12:32AM

    May Allah bless upon her & live in heaven our all prayers with our sister Arfa

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  • Mar 13, 2012 - 4:01PM

    ARFA KARIM you are fabulous we always miss you may your soul rest in peace

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