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My condolences, but is there any closer information about this flight certification she made at the age of 10? This is cited worldwide, but excuse me to have some doubts about. --Jackobli (talk) 20:35, 16 January 2012 (UTC)
I could not find any evidence for this but due to translation of this section on the english wikipedia article, this 'fact' is now reported in international media as if she was the youngest girl with a pilot license. I doubt that it is possible to get a valid license in any country of the world at the age of 10. But this reports are now input for other language wikipedia articles. --Neozoon 19:31, 21 January 2012 (UTC)
I don't think it was a flying license, rather just a certificate may be to commend her. --SMSTalk 20:32, 21 January 2012 (UTC)
After returning to Pakistan from a visit to Microsoft headquarters, Arfa gave numerous television and newspaper interviews. Wow. Somebody went to an Corporation-HQ, and therefore is interviewed by the media?
Arfa Karim is also the recipient of the President's Award for Pride of Performance, a civil award granted to people who have shown excellence in their respective fields over a long period of time. Sorry, but she got this award in 2005, at the age of 9 or 10. What a long period of time could this possibly be? I really lack to see what is making her so special. And for what exactly did she get all these Honors, Medals etc.? For passing a Microsoft-exam? Thats all?
Her achievement was probably passing MCP exam at such a young age of 9 years. And this (a civil award granted to people who have shown excellence in their respective fields over a long period of time.) is a typical citation for this award. I have tried to correct it. --SMSTalk 08:44, 22 January 2012 (UTC)
The Wiki-article about the MCP states that such a test costs about 150 US-$, takes about 2-3 hours of time and contains at least 40 questions (up to 90). In my opinion, it is not such a big deal to pass one of this tests if you properly learned. A few months ago I saw a seven year old kid which learned all the presidents of the USA, there vices, and their term in office. At the age of 10, I could tell you to over 150 countries in the world their capital city, and where in general it is located (plus some capitals of US and german states). Remember your childhood. Maybe you were interessted in dinosaurs, and could easily tell for a hundred different species where they lived and in what era. My point is: if children are interessted in something, it is so easy for them to remember lots of facts about it. But for most of us there aren't any tests that we could pass and therefore 'earn' any medals. ;)
If she really did program something on her own (like Mozart composed at young ages), then this would be different. But I do not read anything about it in the article. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 10:13, 22 January 2012 (UTC)