Arfa, a role model for youth of country: Firdous

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 11:30:06 by

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Saturday said the youngest IT specialist of world, late Arfa Karim, was a trendsetter and role model for youth of the country.
Talking to media after meeting with Arfa’s parents at their residence, she said Arfa had introduced a positive and beautiful image of Pakistan across the world.The Information Minister said she had come to meet Arfa’s parents on the directions of President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani.
She said the government fully realised that a platform and forum was required to groom brilliant children of the nation
She said Arfa was the daughter and pride of the entire nation who had given a roadmap to the youth through her revolutionary thoughts and vision.
Appreciating the parents of the late Arfa for forming an “Arfa Karim Foundation” to support intelligent youth of the deprived class, the Minister gave donation of Rs one million on behalf of the government and assured them of complete support for this noble cause.
She also announced that a documentary on Arfa Karim would be broadcast on Pakistan Television and Directorate of Film and Publishing would publish a book to pay homage…
Lahore News Sources

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