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Microsoft Disowned Shafay Thobani Gets Rs. 1 Million Cheque from Prime Minister

By  | 26, Sep 2012 | 39 Comments

You remember Shafay Thobani, the self proclaimed youngest Microsoft Certified professional, who was disowned by Microsoft when it said that company doesn’t keep track of age for its certified professionals?

The guy has hit the jackpot as Mr. Parvez Ashraf, Prime Minister of Pakistan has given away a hefty cheque of Rs. 1 Million to Shafay for becoming the youngest computer expert in the world, which was obviously a false claim.

Check all this happening in below pic that was published by Daily Express recently:

shafay thobani Microsoft Disowned Shafay Thobani Gets Rs. 1 Million Cheque from Prime Minister

Just to explain things, Shafay Thobani is legitimate certified professional (we had checked with Microsoft) at incredibly young age – which is impressive – however, his claim of being the youngest certified professional is untrue since Microsoft has said this officially that they don’t keep track of age for its certified professionals and hence there’s no question of being the youngest or oldest certified professional.

There are people in this country who try to get labeled as the youngest this and youngest that to get the attention, fame and of course cheques from the government.

The trend, which is strictly discouraged by Microsoft has lead the fraudsters (especially those without legitimate certifications) to earn bad name for the country.

If not stopped and discouraged by government sector, it is feared that more such self proclaimed computer experts will keep hitting the media screens, even when technology companies, such as Microsoft, don’t want to be named with such fakers.

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  • a khan

    might not be youngest but he still has achieved a lot. Best wishes to this kid.

  • Asad

    Just look at his age…. Outstanding achievement indeed no matter youngest or not.

    • soul

      Asad indeed you are a foool, and dont even know a shit about IT!

      • Asad

        Thanks, I don’t need to know the thing that you mentioned about IT, you please keep learning that….

        BTW I am not saying he is first or not or MCP is easy or tough, I am just saying that he is so young but still passed the certification, kids of his age are mostly busy in computer games while he spent his energy in some productive thing.

  • Amin

    you have got your name as propakistani but the headline shows that you are purely antipakistani… See his age, he is such a young boy… Atleast I am very much proud of him !

    • http://www.facebook.com/wajid.shah Wajid Shah

      Nobody is saying or commenting or accusing him for being a fake. Its just to criticize the race of being “Youngest-phobia” among our nation. If the institute conducting this certification does not confirm of him to be youngest, how come he or anyone else stand up and claim to be the one?
      No doubt this boy have done a marvellous job of becoming Microsoft Certified Professional, but that does not make him eligible of claiming something which he cannot prove.

      • aamir7

        thanks for clarifying this, something I was about to say.

      • amin

        I can understand that but to attached a name as “Microsoft Disowned” is very negative…They may have articulated the news by being neutral

        • http://www.facebook.com/wajid.shah Wajid Shah

          Microsoft has disowned him to his claim of being “YOUNGEST” Microsoft Certified Professional. There is a difference in finishing a race and being number one :) I hope now you understand what this is all about :P

  • Amin

    Moreover, he is not fake. His certification is purely legitimate….

  • http://twitter.com/ammarmalik1 Ammar Malik

    I have serious doubts about the credibility of this Microsoft test that everyday freakin’ 10 year olds are clearing it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/abdulsamisiddiqui Abdul Sami Siddiqui

      This certification is easy as hell, just “LEARN BY HEART” all the previously taken exam answers easily available on the internet, called as dumps and you will have a virtually 100% chance of passing the exam. In fact, the thing is, its a microsoft strategy to increase number of its certified professionals even if their skills need not be strained. The certificate is not at all worth it except if you want to add lines in your CV or your employer wants to be a GOLD PARTNER of microsoft. :-)

      If we really need to excel in the computer science field. Grooming right from the word go is required and it needs to be enforced by our education system. We are decades behind in research from even our neighbours.

    • http://twitter.com/a2zStuff a2zStuff

      sab golmal hai

      • Muhammad Anas Zafar

        hahahah! I like it!

  • kamran ahmad kami`

    good , keep it up, pakistani rocks

  • soul

    All IT professional don’t even give a shit to this self proclaimed youngest nerds ;p
    I know this guy, he has some real deep links with the corrupt ppp govt ;p!

  • Collegejeans

    major shuffle in Warid Finance team. Change in CFO

  • http://www.facebook.com/muhammad.waqas.733 Muhammad Waqas

    i wonder why youngsters are microsoft certified. why they don’t go to other technologies like Java , PHP , Python etc.
    I

  • nomi

    seems like in future we will see MCP’s coming out of womb with there so called MCP certification right after they are born in this country.

  • http://twitter.com/SaadGH Saad Hamid

    What’s the benefit of being an MCP anyway? Will take kid change Pakistan? Is he an economist or a public policy adviser? Will he be able to unban YouTube that has affected hundreds of businesses in Pakistan?

    Now we know where our money is going.

    • Shahid Saleem

      Ha ha, since when has an economist or policy advisor changed Pakistan for the better?

      • http://twitter.com/SaadGH Saad Hamid

        Good point :p but you understand what I am trying to say right?

      • Asad

        We never had good economists except M.M Ahmed, Pakistan’s Finance minister in 1970-71. The thing is that we always ran after useless profession while ignoring the more important ones or the otherway that giving to much attention to a particular field while ignoring some other ones that are also critical

    • http://twitter.com/FarhanJanjua Farhan Janjua

      There’s one well sought-after and lucrative benefit; you get to use “Microsoft” name on your profile which had its charm once; not any longer!

  • http://www.facebook.com/abdulsamisiddiqui Abdul Sami Siddiqui

    This certification is easy as hell, just “LEARN BY HEART” all the previously taken exam answers easily available on the internet, called as dumps and you will have a virtually 100% chance of passing the exam. In fact, the thing is, its a microsoft strategy to increase number of its certified professionals even if their skills need not be strained. The certificate is not at all worth it except if you want to add lines in your CV or your employer wants to be a GOLD PARTNER of microsoft. :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/abdulsamisiddiqui Abdul Sami Siddiqui

    This certification is easy as hell, just “LEARN BY HEART” all the previously taken exam answers easily available on the internet, called as dumps and you will have a virtually 100% chance of passing the exam. In fact, the thing is, its a microsoft strategy to increase number of its certified professionals even if their skills need not be strained. The certificate is not at all worth it except if you want to add lines in your CV or your employer wants to be a GOLD PARTNER of microsoft. :-)

    If we really need to achieve something on the computer science horizon, only thing is grooming right from the school. Standard of our education needs to be drastically improved. Our education standard is far below par the international standards.

  • http://www.facebook.com/abdulsamisiddiqui Abdul Sami Siddiqui

    This certification is easy as hell, just “LEARN BY HEART” all the previously taken exam answers easily available on the internet, called as dumps and you will have a virtually 100% chance of passing the exam. In fact, the thing is, its a microsoft strategy to increase number of its certified professionals even if their skills need not be strained. The certificate is not at all worth it except if you want to add lines in your CV or your employer wants to be a GOLD PARTNER of microsoft. :-)

    If we really need to excel in the computer science field. Grooming right from the word go is required and it needs to be enforced by our education system. We are decades behind in research from even our neighbours.

  • http://www.facebook.com/abdulsamisiddiqui Abdul Sami Siddiqui

    i did not write any abusive comments, still they are not appearing on this list :-(

  • http://www.facebook.com/radman.shiekh Radman Shiekh

    what is this ?now days what had happened to the certification criteria of Microsoft .If these scandal scenarios goes on ,soon Microsoft will blacklist our country and this will further tarnish our IT repute in the world

  • zohaib

    Shafay Thoban is the nephew of agha waqar who made fake water car, hahaha

  • http://www.facebook.com/rajatahirqaiser Raja Tahir Qaiser

    KOi haal nahi :)

  • MMMTheHacker

    lols.What exactly will he get with his MCP thing in Pakistan??
    The truth is NOTHING.
    He will go to a foreign country and will become a servant of them instead of doing anything for his country.
    Believe me..
    Admin plz check the comments.There are slang words in the comments.

  • Sajid

    than what about Arfa Karim?

  • nomi

    soon the pregnant women will hear the good news of MCP by ultrasound

  • Salman Abbas

    Why cash? How about a scholarship?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ZainUltimateX Muhammad Zain Ul Abidin

    hahahaha pakistani rox!! :D

  • TheLibral

    f**k this writter

  • Mr Fraudiey

    Well still this kid is better than this fraud.

    http://propakistani.pk/2012/05/28/shayan-akhtar-turns-out-to-be-a-fraud/

  • http://www.facebook.com/danishmughal Danish Mughal

    I condemn this act by our PM to spend the tax payer money of Pakistani People on every tom, dick and harry. It can be clearly seen that this is to show off that they care about “the talent” of Pakistani Youth. We don’t really need this useless talent where you cram all things and don’t use your creative mind to make something innovative.

    So disappointed to learn about this news :(