Islamabad: ‘Genius cyber kid’ attends NA session, lauded by MNAs

By Muhammad Anis
The National Assembly here on Tuesday hailed the worldwide achievements of the genius cyber kid, Babar Iqbal, in the field of computers, who was specially invited to a session of the Lower House of Parliament.

Sitting in the visitors’ gallery, the 12-year-old talented boy from Dera Ismail Khan was introduced to the MNAs by Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Babar Awan, who in acknowledgement of the kid’s achievements, said that Bill Gates has offered this young Pakistani genius to become a member of the Microsoft Corporation.

Babar is referred to as the ‘genius cyber kid’ for setting four world records in the field of computer sciences. He became the youngest ‘Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)’ and the youngest ‘Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA)’ — both at the age of nine. He became the youngest ‘Certified Web Professional Associate (CIWA)’ at the age of 10. He became the youngest ‘Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)’ at the age of 12 in a Dubai competition, the participants of which were aged 20-35. By making this record, Babar surprised IT experts all over the world.

“The boy in this age has won laurels for the country and deserves appreciation and encouragement,” Dr. Babar Awan said. He added that young Babar did not attend any formal school for all his certifications and got education at home.

MNAs Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Prince Mohiyuddin, Khurshid Shah, Manzoor Wattoo, Dr Doniya Aziz and Sheikh Aftab said the achievements of Babar Iqbal were a matter of pride for the nation and his talent should not go waste. They urged the government to fully channelise Babar’s capabilities and potential by patronising him and announcing a regular scholarship for him in further studies.

Courtesy: The News

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