Arfa Karim, a Pakistani student and computer prodigy, who became a Microsoft Certified Professional at the age of nine in 2004, was remembered on her ninth death anniversary on Thursday.
Karim represented Pakistan at various international forums and was also invited by tech giant Bill Gates to visit Microsoft Headquarters in the United States (US).
Arfa became the youngest recipient of the Pride of Performance Award the country’s president gives as a lifetime achievement award and is regarded as the highest civilian award.
She received the Fatimah Jinnah Gold Medal in the field of Science and Technology. She also received the Salaam Pakistan Youth Award, again from the President of Pakistan.
She died on 14th January 2012, at the age of sixteen following a cardiac arrest.
A ceremony in connection with her death anniversary was held at her native village in Faisalabad which was attended by his relatives and a large number of people, Radio Pakistan reported.