STAFF REPORT LHR: A commemorative postage stamp honouring the late Arfa Karim, who became the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional before dying on January 14 at the age 16 of complications from an epileptic stroke, has been issued last week. The stamp is depicting the image Arfa and carrying cash value of Rs 8.
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on January 20 had approved the commemorative stamp to recognise Arfas achievements.
She became the MSC at age nine in 2004. She was invited by Bill Gates to visit the Microsoft.
In August 2005, Arfa was also awarded the Fatima Jinnah Gold Medal in the field of science and technology by then Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz.
She also received the Salaam Pakistan Youth Award again in 2005 set up by Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate Dr Abdul Salam. She is also the recipient of the Presidential Award for Pride of Performance.

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