Another Pakistani teenager joins the ranks of geniuses in the field of information technology. Suleman Malik, an 18-year-old student from Peshawar, has become the most recent world’s youngest programmer. He made three world records, for which he has received a special invitation to United Kingdom from the Microsoft Corporation.
He made the world record when he created a computer browser at the age of 12. This record has been confirmed by The Guinness Book of World Record. He had earlier received an invitation from the world’s official distinguished record keeping company. Amidst so much negative news for which Pakistan gets highlighted in the media around the world, such news is a breath of fresh air.
When people ask what Pakistan is famous for or what is unique about the country, one can proudly name such computer prodigies as Suleman Malik and Arfa Karim who show by example how much more Pakistan has to give to the world. Pakistan has such a talent pool and potential that the world should take notice of. Unfortunately, all of these young people excel in these fields because of their shear passion and support that they receive from their families. But there is no patronage of such gifted people from the government.
It is time that the government also starts providing support to those youngsters who are interested in pursuing any scientific field so that they get a chance to learn and serve their country in a better way. Getting the right opportunities and financial backing is what makes the difference in the long run. Pakistan is still to make its mark in the field of social media and web development, where a website made by a Pakistani reaches such success as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. There are many goals yet to be achieved.