Pakistan is no less than any other country in terms of having bright, young achievers. Stories from across the world have motivated our youth and paved some ways for them towards a successful and bright future. These young individuals below have sure made Pakistan a proud nation.
1. Arfa Karim Randhawa
Arfa Karim Randhawa was a young IT prodigy from Pakistan who in 2004 at the age of 9 became the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional from Pakistan. Arfa Karim was invited by Bill Gates to visit the Microsoft Headquarters in USA. The brilliant soul passed away at the age of 16 in 2012. (May her soul rest in peace)
2. Haris Khan
Haris Khan, 11, who lives in Dublin, is the youngest Smartphone App developer in the world. At the age of 10, he developed a game “Super Soccer Kick” that was first launched on 7th February 2014, and is now widely available for free. You can download it from Apple’s free apps store.
3. Ayan Qureshi
Ayan Qureshi, born in 2009, became the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional in 2014 after successfully passing the standard examination procedures for the certification at Birmingham City University Center.
4. Mehak Gul
Mehak Gul, 15, living in Lahore, set the world record for setting the chess table in 45 seconds by one hand at the age of 12. Mehak, also represented Pakistan at World Chess Olympiad, probably the youngest person ever to represent Pakistan in the tournament.
5. Humza Shahzad
After Arfa Karim (may she rest in peace) Humza Shahzad, 6, in London, has become the youngest Microsoft Professional, and second youngest Microsoft certified Professional. To clear the exam of Microsoft Certification, a candidate needs to score 700 points while Humza scored 757 points at the exam which he took at the Microsoft Institute in London.
6. Umair Liaquat
Umair Liaquat, 14, was born in a small village in the city of Sargodha. He came to England when he was just three years old. At the age of 10, this young man attempted his Maths GCSE higher tier exam and achieved an A. He scored an A on an exam which most students sit when they are 16-years-old.
7. Babar Iqbal
Babar Iqbal, 18, is the youngest IEEE Researcher. He’s from Dera Ismail Khan, and is currently living in Dubai working at the Microsoft office. He became the youngest Certified Internet Web Professional (CIWA) at the age of nine.
8. Mauhib Iqbal
Mauhib Iqbal, 17, from Karachi, is the youngest MCTS (Microsft Certified technology Specialist). He has been hired by SSUET (Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology) as part of their faculty and teaches students who are much older than him.
We wish these whiz-kids a bright future ahead, and thanks for making our nation so proud!