FAISALABAD - The Punjab government has named Chak 4/JB Ramdewali, the ancestral village of World youngest Microsoft Certified Professional late Arfa Kareem after her as Arfa Kareem Nagar to pay tribute to the computer prodigy who brought laurels to Pakistan.

On the directions of Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif, the ancestral village of the late World youngest Microsoft Certified Professional is being transformed into a model village. Different developmental projects worth Rs140 million have been proposed by the city district govt for the purpose.

In this connection, Divisional Commissioner Tahir Hussain held a meeting at Arfa Kareem Nagar and reviewed the developmental projects. DCO Muhammad Amin Ch, father of late Arfa Kareem Col (r) Amjad Kareem and officers from different departments attended the meeting.

The participants of the meeting were informed that a monument would be constructed at the grave of Arfa Kareem besides establishment of a Library and Museum on the premises. On the occasion, the Commissioner said that Girls Degree College and Technical Training Centre would also be set up in the village besides up-gradation of Boys and Girls Schools and basic health unit.

 The establishment of a playground, improvement of drainage scheme, pavement of streets, provision of portable water and agriculture equipments were also be included in the scheme for developing the Arfa Kareem Nagar as model village, he added. The commissioner directed the PHA MD to devise a plan for landscaping of the area and asked the other officers to accelerate departmental measures for taking up the schemes.

DCO Muhammad Amin Ch informed that the departments concerned had been mobilised for the proposed development schemes in the model village.

Col (r) Amjad Kareem thanked the Punjab CM on recognition of achievements of Late Arfa Kareem and making her village as model. He said that the first death anniversary of Late Arfa Kareem would be observed on January 14, 2013.