Karachi IT Media City to be renamed after Arfa

Published: January 15, 2012
The project will now be known as Arfa Karim IT Media City. PHOTO: FILE

The project will now be known as Arfa Karim IT Media City. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: Sindh Information Technology (IT) Minister Raza Haroon announced on Sunday that the IT Media City in Karachi will be renamed after the World’s Youngest Microsoft Certified Professional Arfa Karim Randhawa.

The project will now be known as Arfa Karim IT Media City.

The decision to rename the mega project was taken on the request of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain.

According to a press release issued by the MQM, the IT Media City is a world class project spread over 200 acres of land near the Super Highway.

Arfa, 16 years old, child prodigy, Microsoft professional and winner of the president’s Pride of Performance, breathed her last on January 14 at the Combined Military Hospital in Lahore.

The IT genius had an epileptic attack on December 22 and had been in a coma since, while well-wishers prayed and watched her progress closely.

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Reader Comments (22)

  • Critique
    Jan 15, 2012 - 9:25PM

    Overdoing it if you ask me..


  • Javed Basit Hassan
    Jan 15, 2012 - 9:25PM

    Best way to honor a well deserving citizen of Pakistan. Arfa, this is the least we can do for you. May your soul rest in Peace, amen.


  • Fahad Raza
    Jan 15, 2012 - 9:28PM

    That’ll be pretty motivating for the young kids . nice move


  • Fahad Raza
    Jan 15, 2012 - 9:29PM

    Totally disagree.


  • Arsalaan Haleem
    Jan 15, 2012 - 9:31PM

    Good job. I would also appreciate if Microsoft Pakistan can initiate some sort of foundation, or honour in her honour.


  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Jan 15, 2012 - 9:33PM

    It is the right decision.

    In this way Araf Karim will always be remembered by the generations to come.


  • Farzan
    Jan 15, 2012 - 9:56PM

    That’s why no one is asking you sir.


  • Chengez K
    Jan 15, 2012 - 9:58PM

    Excellent decision….by Shabaz Sharif & Altaf Hussain….

    ..some times Allah can get Good deeds done by even those who may not be that good!!!


  • BS.Detecter
    Jan 15, 2012 - 10:35PM

    Totally nice decision. Looking forward for more dedication to her


  • Jan 15, 2012 - 10:58PM

    may GOD Blelss you my sistes.


  • Jan 15, 2012 - 11:01PM

    i miss u sister.


  • Ali Hamza Khan
    Jan 15, 2012 - 11:06PM

    The kid deserves it.And a nice move by the IT Minister!Recommend

  • Hunzai
    Jan 15, 2012 - 11:14PM

    Commendable job and for better than naming it to the so called political shaheeds.


  • Jan 15, 2012 - 11:16PM

    Using the innocent girl’s name for political purposes. Ridiculous.


  • ali baba
    Jan 15, 2012 - 11:59PM

    why dont they rename karachi university or punjab university after malalla and arfaa,s names?


  • Raheel
    Jan 16, 2012 - 12:59AM

    We will always miss u Arfaa as a daughter of nation. May Allah bless u.


  • Aziz Khan
    Jan 16, 2012 - 1:20AM

    Very appreciating decissions by both leaders to remember Arfa Karim. The Core Commander Lahore is also requested to name the Children’s Ward CMH Lahore Arfa Karim Children’s Ward. Where she is under treatment and well looked after by the Doctors and staff.


  • PK
    Jan 16, 2012 - 2:17AM

    gsp.gov.pk has been hacked by algerian hacker PK Hackers were r u.


  • Umer
    Jan 16, 2012 - 7:10AM

    Thankfully she is the right sect otherwise no building would have been named in her honour even if she brought Nobel Prize.


  • Farazshah
    Jan 16, 2012 - 10:11AM

    Such a good announcement to our Sindh Information Technology (IT) Minister Raza Haroon, Bcoz she was a vary intelligent daughter in our nation (Arifa Karim Randhawa). May your soul rest in Peace, amen.


  • shafiq Ahamd
    Jan 16, 2012 - 12:53PM

    A very outstanding job by Arfa. i appreciate you from the core of my heart. may Your soul rest in peace.Aamen.


  • Mirza Tanveer Ahmed
    Jan 16, 2012 - 3:11PM

    Would like to request all Pakistanis to Pray for Arfa May Allah rest her soul in peace and grant her best place in Janat UL Firdous(Ameen) and May Allah give Patience to the grieved family (Her parents ) courage to cope with the loss and sterngth to bear this loss.


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