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The youngest Microsoft professional, Arfa Karim. – File Photo

LAHORE: The funeral prayers of the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional was offered in Lahore on Sunday and her remains are now being taken to Faisalabad for the burial, DawnNews reported.

Prayers for Arfa Karim were offered at Cavalry Ground, where the Chief Minister of Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif was also present along with a large number of crowds belonging to different age groups.

Arfa will be buried in her village near Faisalabad.

Arfa went into coma on November 22, and Microsoft’s founder Bill Gates took special interest in her treatment and set up an international panel of doctors for her treatment. The panel perpetually kept in contact with Pakistani physicians via teleconference.

The young girl made headlines when she was named the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). She was also invited by Bill Gates to visit Microsoft’s headquarters in the US.

The sudden demise of Arfa triggered a wave of sorrow in the country. Prime Minster Yousuf Raza Gilani, President Asif Ali Zardari, chief ministers, governors of the provinces and others paid tribute to her and offered their condolences upon her death.