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Pakistani Legends in the Guinness World Records Book!

Posted by admin on March 24, 2024

The Guinness World Record (GWR) is a reference book that lists human achievements and natural wonders. It is published annually in different languages around the world. The GWR was originally called The Guinness Book of Records and was published from 1955 to 1999. In previous US editions, it was called The Guinness Book of World Records.

It has been preserving the achievements of irrepressible people for more than half a century. Pakistan, a country known for its diverse talents and exceptional individuals, has produced numerous legends who have left their mark in the Guinness Book of World Records. From sports to education, entertainment to science, here are a few extraordinary Pakistanis who have made their country proud by achieving unparalleled feats.

1. Fastest Cricket Bowler: Shoaib Akhtar, World Records

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Shoaib Akhtar, also known as the ‘Rawalpindi Express,’ set a record by bowling at a lightning speed of 161.3 km/h during a World Cup match against England in 2003. Additionally, this remarkable feat earned him a well-deserved spot in the Guinness Book of World Records

2. Enormous Number of Qawwali Albums by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

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Shenshah E Qawwali, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan hold the record for producing the most significant number, i.e., 125 qawwali albums, none by any of the other artists in the world.

3. Sultan Rahi: The Most Prolific Actor, World Records

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Sultan Rahi is the only Pakistani actor to have his name in the Guinness Book of World Records. He has starred in over 800 films and won more than 150 awards

Known as the Clint Eastwood of Pakistan, he was a colossal figure in the Pakistan film industry, boasting a staggering career spanning 40 years with a remarkable tally of 800 films. This unprecedented feat earned him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most prolific actor.

4. Bilal Ilyas Jhandir: The Ultimate Taylor Swift Fan

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Bilal Ilyas Jhandir named 34 Taylor Swift songs, surpassing the previous record of 27. He has been listening to Taylor Swift since his childhood. Bilal Ilyas Jhandir, a 20-year-old Taylor Swift fan from Pakistan, has secured his place in the Guinness World Records.

5. Aamir Azad Mangi, August Wonders with a Shared Birthday

Aamir from Larkana, his wife, and children. A special family in Pakistan’s Larkana holds a unique world record. All nine members of the family have one thing in common: they were all born on August 1.

6. Abdul Sattar Edhi: World’s Largest Ambulance Service

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A great philanthropist, Abdul Sattar Edhi, launched his ambulance service to serve his people. This service is available 24/7 without any discrimination based on caste, creed, or religion. Edhi started this initiative in 1948, and at present, there are 500 ambulances in the country, setting a record for the largest ambulance service.

7. Noman Mehsud, Martial Arts Champion

Noman Mehsud, a talented martial artist from the South Waziristan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has broken the Guinness World Record previously held by India’s Himanshu.

In an impressive feat, Noman Mehsud achieved 32 consecutive cap-ups in just 30 seconds, surpassing Himanshu’s record of 28 cap-ups within the same time frame. The Guinness Book of World Records has officially recognized Noman Mehsud’s accomplishment via email confirmation.

It is worth noting that Noman Mehsud is a student of renowned martial artist Irfan Mehsud, who himself holds an impressive record of 70 Guinness World Records. Furthermore, 15 students of Irfan Mehsud have also secured their places in the Guinness World Records, showcasing the remarkable talent nurtured under his guidance.

8. Arfa Kareem the Youngest Microsoft Certified Professional

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Arfa Kareem earned fame in 2004 by having the title of youngest MCO (Microsoft Certified Professional). She was only nine at the time. She maintained that title till 2008 and represented her country at several international podiums. The president gave her the title ‘Pride of Pakistan.’ This computer expert passed away in 2012 from a heart attack.

9. Ali Moin Nawazish, an Academic Prodigy

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Pakistani talent Ali Moin Nawazish astonished everyone with his A-level results, having 22 A, 1 B, and 1 C grades. The world applauded him because A-level requires more hard work, in-depth study, and intelligence; that’s why many students of A-level take only three subjects at this level. However, his achievements in both academics and extracurriculars gave him new goals for students.

10. Meher Gul, Chess Master, World Records

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Meher Gul arranged the chess set in the least time at the age of twelve. At such a young age, children can’t even tie the laces of their shoes in the shortest time. Meher sets a world record by setting a chess set.

11. Dr. Naeem Taj, Surgical Marvel, World Records

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Talented and competent Pakistani Dr. Naeem Taj made his name in the Guinness Book with the surgery of a 70-year-old patient to remove the longest gall bladder via a 1cm incision. Before him, an Indian surgeon had his name in this category for the removal of a 24 cm-long bladder via open surgery, but Dr. Naeem surpassed the Indian surgeon’s record.

12. Peek Freans Sooper: Creating History with the Biggest Cookie Montage

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Biscuit brand ‘Peek Freans Sooper’ made the world’s biggest-ever cookie montage in the Pakistan flag’s shape. One hundred fifty thousand biscuits with a size of 226.51 m2 were used to form a montage to celebrate Pakistan’s 70th Independence Day.  After 6.5 hours of this celebrity-studded occasion, the cookies were given to different charity organizations.

13. Sumail Hassan, The Youngest Gamer to Win Big, World Records

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While many parents view gaming as a mere pastime, young Sumail Hassan proved them wrong by winning a million-dollar prize in gaming competitions. Hailing from Pakistan, Sumail’s talent and dedication defied conventional wisdom, highlighting the potential for success in the world of esports.

14. Malala Yousafzai: A Young Activist Making Waves

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Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, became the youngest Nobel Laureate for her relentless efforts to promote female education and combat terrorism. Her courage and advocacy have inspired millions around the globe, making her a true symbol of hope and empowerment.

15. Muhammad Ilyas: Breaking Barriers as the Youngest Judge.

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Muhammad Ilyas, at the age of 20, cleared the exam for civil judge in 1952. He took this exam with the condition that, before turning 23, he would not join the service. But when he topped the exam, he was allowed to join the service, and he began his law métier after eight months and became the youngest civil judge in the world.

16. Hassan Raza: A Cricket Prodigy in the Making, World Records

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Hassan Raza played against Zimbabwe at the age of 14 in 1996 in Faisalabad. It was his debut match, which raised controversies about the lawfulness of his age. He made his name recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest test cricketer.

17. Zafar Grill: Defying Gravity with Record Weightlifting

Zafar Grill set a new record for eight lifts by carrying a weight of 65 kg via a rope attached to his ear. He lifted this heavyweight for seven seconds, about ten centimeters off the ground; Although this stunt was only for a few seconds, he wore a unique head to protect his ear and temple from damage.

18. Jahangir Khan: Dominating Squash with Unmatched Streak

Jahangir Khan made unmatchable provision to squash in the shape of a long winning streak. He has won five hundred and fifty-five (555) matches continuously for five years and has had the ‘youngest winner title’ since 1981.

19. Dr. Muhammad Saeed, Miniature Quran Publication, World Records

Dr. Muhammad Saeed published the smallest-size Quran in 1982 in Cairo. Its size is 1.7 cm×1.28cm×0.72 cm. He managed to fit the complete Quran Pak in 571 pages.

20. Mustafa Alam, Memory Master, World Records

Pakistan’s Mustafa Alam has set a Guinness World Record for memorizing and accurately recalling 342 randomized binary numbers in one minute. Mustafa Alam was a student of futuristic learning and was trained by Sania Alam.

“Mustafa Alam, who memorized and accurately recalled, 342 randomized binary numbers in one minute, in Karachi,” she told APP. This record-breaking achievement surpasses the previous record of 270 binary numbers set in 2015 by a participant from India. This recent triumph marks the sixth Guinness World Record achieved by students of Futuristic Learning under the mentorship of coach Sania.

Coach Sania also has her own list of high achievements. She was the ‘Brain of the Year’ for 2023-2024, awarded by the UK Brain Trust, and has received the Youth Excellence Award from the Prime Minister of Pakistan, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from US President Joe Biden.

21. Giant Goliath: The Monumental Soccer Ball Masterpiece by Ihsan Sports

The largest football ever made, crafted by the skilled artisans at Ihsan Sports of Hajipura, Sialkot, Pakistan, is an impressive piece that stands at a whopping 4 meters (13 feet, 1 inch) tall. Constructed from artificial leather PV-PVC and meticulously hand-stitched, this super-sized soccer ball boasts 32 intricately assembled panels. To achieve its remarkable size and quality, the panels were meticulously laminated, printed, and sewn together, mirroring the exceptional standards set by the renowned sports equipment company. This colossal creation exemplifies the craftsmanship and dedication of the team at Ihsan Sports, showcasing their commitment to excellence in every stitch.

22. Breaking Barriers: Benazir Bhutto as the First Female Prime Minister of Pakistan

Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s historic achievements have solidified her place in the world records held by Pakistan. In the year 1988, she made history by becoming the first female prime minister of Pakistan and the entire Muslim world. Her leadership spanned from 1988 to 1990 and later from 1993 to 1996, showcasing her remarkable dedication to her country. Benazir Bhutto’s tenure not only marked a significant milestone in Pakistan’s political landscape but also set a precedent worldwide by becoming the first woman to lead a Muslim-majority country, leaving an indelible mark on history.

23. Mian Nouman Anjum: park of Genius

In 2012, the government of Punjab organized the Punjab Youth Festival, attracting the attention of a Guinness World Record official. This month-long event featured a plethora of sports activities, craft competitions, and exhibitions that provided a platform for young Pakistani talents to shine. Among these exceptional individuals was Mian Nouman Anjum, who astounded spectators by setting a new record for the fastest time to wire a plug at an impressive 35.93 seconds. His remarkable achievement continues to stand as a testament to his exceptional skill and dedication in the realm of competitive talent.

24. Muhammad Arbab’s Record-breaking Push-ups

Army Captain Muhammad Arbab demonstrated exceptional strength and endurance by achieving an incredible 65 push-ups in one minute with a 40-pound weight on February 26, 2014. This remarkable feat not only broke the previous record of 31 push-ups with the same weight but also showcased his determination and physical prowess.

25. Haroon Tariq’s Outstanding Academic Achievements

In December 2013, Pakistani student Haroon Tariq made waves in the academic world by securing an impressive total of 47 A’s in his International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) O Level and A Level exams. This remarkable achievement set a new world record for the highest number of A’s achieved in O-level and A-level exams, highlighting his exceptional academic excellence.

26. Ahmed Amin Bodla’s Record-breaking Kicks

During the Punjab Youth Festival in October 2012, Ahmed Amin Bodla showcased his martial arts prowess by throwing a staggering 616 kicks in three minutes, breaking the existing Guinness World Record of 612 kicks. His remarkable agility and speed earned him a well-deserved place in the record books.

27. Mohammad Masha’s Mastering the Art of Chapati-Making

At the recent event mentioned earlier, Mohammad Masha, the head chef at the National Stadium of Pakistan, achieved an incredible feat by making 3 chapatis in a remarkable time of 3 minutes and 14.98 seconds. Recognizing the remarkable talents displayed, Gaz Deaves, an official from Guinness World Records, commended the participants, highlighting the positive impact of striving for world-class achievements. Deaves expressed enthusiasm for future opportunities in Pakistan, emphasizing the significant role of record-breaking activities as a source of inspiration and motivation for all involved.

28. Zidane Hamid,Youngest sports commentator

Meet Zidane Hamid, the youngest sports commentator, captivating audiences at just 9 years old from Crown Heights. Witness his passion and talent unfold in the world of cricket with expert commentary and analysis.

29. Unaiza Ali, Pakistani cartoonist 

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Unaiza Ali Barlas, a Lahore-based artist recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records for creating the longest comic strip in Crown Heights. Learn about her journey and the dedication behind this remarkable achievement!

Largest Tea Bag Made by Lipton Yellow Label

In June 2002, the Lipton Yellow Label of Lever Brothers, Pakistan Ltd. set a Guinness World Record by creating the largest tea bag, weighing a whopping 8.9 kg (19.62 lb). This enormous tea bag was proudly displayed at the Avari Towers Hotel in Karachi, Pakistan, showcasing the country’s love for tea in a truly grand manner.

Tallest Cake by Network Television Marketing Ltd

On August 16, 1997, Network Television Marketing Ltd. baked a towering cake measuring an astounding 32 meters (105 ft) tall with an impressive 105 tiers in Faisalabad, Pakistan. This monumental cake not only delighted the taste buds but also left a lasting impression as a symbol of creativity and culinary excellence.

Largest Human Flag Formation

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In a heartwarming display of unity and patriotism, Pakistani youth came together on February 6, 2014, to break the Guinness World Record for the largest human flag. A staggering 29,040 people gathered at the National Hockey Stadium in Lahore, forming a magnificent human flag that symbolized national pride and solidarity.

British Family with the Most Siblings with Albinism, World Records

In May 2021, a British family made history by officially receiving the Guinness World Record title for having the most siblings with albinism. The Coventry family counts six siblings affected by the genetic condition, including Naseem Akhtar, Ghulam Ali, Haider Ali, Muqadas Bibi, Musarat Begum, and the youngest, Mohammed Rafi.

From sports to entertainment, education to medical advancements, Pakistan has produced exceptional individuals who have made their mark in the Guinness Book of World Records, showcasing their talent and dedication to the world. These Pakistani legends continue to inspire future generations with their extraordinary achievements, proving that the sky is the limit when it comes to breaking records and making a difference.

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