The Guiness Book of World Record carries amazing records set by many countries, men, women, children and many organizations all over the world in different fields. The people from various countries inspire the whole world in order to represent their countries. Be it sports, general knowledge, medicine, or other activities, almost all the countries have broken the Guiness world records and Pakistan is among them. Where media portrays Pakistan only in the news of terrorism, illiteracy and corruption, by making the Guiness world records, our country has shown the world that there are more than the evil things.
It’s been more than half-a-century and people are determined to write their names in the Guinness World Records. There are extreme records, discoveries, achievements and the most simplest ones. The book of Guinness World Records collates and publishes every type of famous records, which can be from best to worst human achievements to extremes in the natural world and beyond. Our own country Pakistan has set many world records. Recently we set many records in the Punjab Youth Fest ’15. The list is very long, but some of the records are given below:
1. Largest Collection Of Dummies
Since 1995, Dr. Mustansar of the Children’s Hospital Lahore has been collecting dummies as an educational movement against them. Now, the collection has reached to 1,994 dummies of different colors and shapes, each obtained from individual mothers.
2. Largest Volunteer Ambulance Organization
The man, who lives in our hearts will never be forgotten. Abdul Sattar Edhi began his ambulance service in 1948, carrying injured people to hospital. Today, his radio-linked network includes 500 ambulances all over Pakistan, and attracts funding of US$5 million a year. We all are very proud of him as the Edhi foundation still continues to serve the nation through its various activities like 24/7 ambulance service even after the death of Edhi Sahib.
3. The Smallest Published Holy Quran
The smallest published Holy Quran is only 1.7 cm × 1.28 cm × 0.72 cm (0.66 in × 0.50 in × 0.28 in). It is completely published in a bound version and in Arabic with 571 pages. The book was published in Cairo in 1982 and is preserved by Dr. Muhammad Saeed Karim Beebani of Pakistan.
4. Most Field Hockey Passes In One Minute
The most field hockey passes in one minute are 43, which was achieved during the Punjab Youth Sports Festival in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, on 12 March 2013. The team was consisted of 11 hockey players from the Punjab and after fouls in their previous two attempts, they managed to achieve the record in its third attempt.
5. Most Consecutive Pushups
Wrestler Munir Ahmad from Sheikhupura completed 2503 pushups in an hour and 35 minutes setting the world record for most consecutive pushups. He surpassed an Indian national’s record.
6. Largest Flaming Image Using Candles
The largest flaming candle image is at the Serena Hotel in Faisalabad, where 48 people lit 8,154 candles to create the Sandoz logo back in December 31, 2003.
7. Most People Crammed Into A Smart Car
Not only men, women have always been the standout performers in Pakistan. In 2010, the 19 A’ level students fit themselves into a micro two door car to set a Guiness World Record. The girls were from Karachi Grammar and other schools, led by Aymen Saleem Yousuf. They successfully managed to squeeze into a standard smart car to set the new world record for Most People crammed Into a Smart Car. These girls successfully managed to break the previous record of 18 people into the smart car from Australia.
8. Largest Kurta
Pakistani craftsmen prepared a 101-foot-long kurta and made their name in the Book of Guiness World Records for the largest garment ‘Kurta’ in the world. The weight of the kurta was 800 kg and 50 people took 30 days to stitch this giant kurta. Our very own famous designer Deepak Perwani has added subtle yet stylish adornments to the Kurta to make it trendy while still being traditional. The length of the kurta was 30 times more than that of a medium kurta available and the length of each sleeve was almost 57 ft.
9. Largest Sandal
Mohammad Murtaza of Pearl Shoes Lahore prepared world’s largest sandal to make one of the most traditional Guiness World Record by making every Pakistani proud.
10. Largest Mosque
After the two Holy Mosques located in the Saudi Arabia, Makkah and Madinah, the largest mosque in the world is a Shah Faisal Mosque, located in the capital of Pakistan, Islamabad. The total area of the complex is 18.97 ha (46.87 acres) and the prayer hall area is 0.48 ha (1.19 acres). Around 100,000 worshipers can offer prayers there at a time.
There are many other Guiness World Records set by Pakistanis, which prove that we have passionate, multi-talented and intelligent people in our country. We are Pakistanis, an unbeatable nation and we are really proud of it. Pakistan Zindabad!