An IT university will be built in the name of late Arfa Karim in Lahore. This was said by Chaudhary Zaheer-u-Din who attended the funeral of 16 year genius who died last night as bleeding started from the incision which was used to pass on tracheotomy tube for breathing purpose. Arfa was taken to theater immediately for the operation but she lost her life in the theater.
Prior to her death, it was reported that her condition had started to improve and every one thanked God including Chairman Microsoft, Bill Gates who sent her best wishes on hearing the news. But suddenly her condition deteriorated and she was announced dead.
According to a TV report, Maj. Ahsan Randhawa, Arfa’s uncle, has said that doctors could not understand how to handle the case. She was not being operated, she was just on the ventilator, said Maj Ahsan.
Arfa was being treated at CMH Lahore. She had an epileptic attack on December 22 and she went into coma.
Earlier Bill Gates had created a team of specialists who offered Arfa’s family to shift her to US for proper treatment, but local doctors had turned down the request as her condition was very fragile.
Her funeral prayer has been offered and she is to be buried in her ancestral village, near Faisalabad. Various political figures, her school friends attended the funeral and expressed their condolences on the sad loss.
Chaudhary Zaheer u Din of Muslim League Q (PMLQ) has said that a resolution will be moved in Punjab Assembly tomorrow (Monday) to have an approval of building an IT university in the name of Arfa Karim who brought fame to Pakistan by becoming youngest Microsoft Certified Professional at the age of 9 – a world record so far.
Arfa’s father has said that he is grieved but proud of her and she will remain alive in our memories. What we must do is to make possible what he dreamt of. In an interview to a TV channel, Arfa had expressed her desire to open a Digicon Valley in Pakistan, similar to Silicon Valley that is considered to be the backbone of global IT industry.
Chief Minister, Shahbaz Sharif, had already announced to start a dedicated IT university in Lahore. Hopefully, he will announce the same in the name of Late teenage genius.