Pakistanís World Records



Most World Championship Squash Titles:

Pakistan has world record of having most world squash titles. Since the World Open was inaugurated in 1975, Jansher Khan has clinched the title eight times, with his relative Jahangir Khan coming close behind winning six titles. In 1982 Jahangir astonished everyone by winning the International Squash Players Association Championship without losing a single point.


Largest Mosque:

The largest masjid is Shah Faisal Masjid, near Islamabad, Pakistan. The total area of the complex is 46.87 acres. It can accommodate 300,000 worshippers worshippers. It is the largest mosque in the world (Guinness Book of World Records, 2002).Many people claim that Kaaba is the largest mosque, it is the largest shrine and Faisal Mosque is the the largest in the world.


Largest Football (Soccer):

A football made from artificial leather PV-PVC and hand-sewn by staff at Ihsan Sports of Hajipura, Sialkot, Pakistan, had a diameter of 4m (13ft 1in) when measured on 30 June 2002.


Heaviest Weight Lifted With Ear:

The heaviest weight lifted using only the ear is 51.7 kg (113 lb 15 oz) by Zafar Gill (Pakistan), who lifted gym weights hanging from a clamp attached to his right ear and held the weight for seven seconds on May 26, 2004 at Lahore, Pakistan.


Largest Volunteer Ambulance Organization:

Abdul Sattar Edhi (Pakistan) began his ambulance service in 1948, ferrying injured people to hospital. Today, his radio-linked network includes 500 ambulances all over Pakistan, and attracts funds of US$5 million a year. He also has the world record for working for the longest time without taking a single holiday.


Largest Appendix Removed:

An appendix removed from a 55-year-old Pakistani man on June 11, 2003, at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan, measured 23.5 cm (9.2 in) in length. The operation was carried out by Dr. Riaz Ahmed Khokhar.

Smallest Quran:

The smallest published Quran book measures 1.7 cm x 1.28 cm x 0.72 cm (0.66 in x 0.50 in x 0.28 in). It is published in an unabridged, bound version, in fine print Arabic and is 571 pages long.


Youngest Cricket Test Player:

The youngest Test player ever is Hasan Raza (Pakistan) who made his debut, aged 14 years 227 days, against Zimbabwe at Faisalabad, Pakistan on 24 October 1996


Largest Flaming Image Using Candles:

The largest flaming candle image took place at the Serena Hotel in Faisalabad, Pakistan when 48 people lit 8,154 candles to create the Sandoz logo on December 31, 2003.


Most Tree Plantation In A Day:

A team of volunteers in Pakistan has set a new world record by planting more than half a million trees in one day.Guinness World Records confirmed that 541,176 trees had been planted in the southern province of Sindh on 15 July. Some 300 volunteers, working in groups, planted mangrove saplings in the 750 acres of the Indus river delta region.


Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan:

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan holds the world record for the largest recorded output by a Qawwali artistóa total of 125 albums as of 2001.


Sultan Rahi:


Sultan Rahi appeared in more than 700 Punjabi and Urdu-language movies, and is named in the Guinness Book of Records as the most prolific actor.



Written by Dr.Muhammad Wasif Haq, Karachi, Pakistan.



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