From the heights of the Himalayan mountains to the depths of artistic and sporting achievements, Pakistanis have showcased their exceptional skills and determination on the global stage. These remarkable world records not only reflect the spirit and resilience of the Pakistani people but also serve as a testament to the boundless human potential that transcends geographical boundaries. In this exploration of world records made by Pakistanis, we delve into the remarkable achievements that have made the nation proud and have left an indelible mark on the world stage.
World’s Largest Mosque (under construction):
The World’s largest Mosque in terms of capacity after the two grand mosques of Makkah and Madinah is under construction in Pakistan’s Karachi. Grand Jamia Mosque is a cultural complex under construction in Bahria Town. When completed, the mosque will be able to accommodate 800,000 worshippers at a time.
Designed by Pakistan’s top-notch architect Nayyer Ali Dada, Grand Jamia Masjid is an awe-inspiring blend of Islamic and Mughal architectures. Sprawling over 200 acres of land, on a 60 feet high plateau, the mosque would be visible from miles away.
The project also includes an Islamic Community Center comprising a Central Library with a treasure of 500,000 books.
Largest Volunteer Ambulance Organization:
The Edhi Foundation, sustained solely through private contributions, provides comprehensive services to individuals without regard to their ethnicity, religious affiliation, or social standing. It stands as the world’s largest volunteer ambulance service, boasting a fleet of over 1,500 ambulances, and operates around-the-clock emergency assistance.
Additionally, it manages no-cost nursing homes, orphanages, medical clinics, women’s shelters, and rehabilitation centers for those struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues.
Beyond its primary operations in Pakistan, the Edhi Foundation has extended its humanitarian efforts to various regions, including South Asia, the Middle East, Africa, the Caucasus, Eastern Europe, and the United States.
Most World Championship Squash Finals and Titles:
Pakistani squash legends Jansher Khan and Jahangir Khan still lead the way in Men’s World Championship with most Squash finals and titles in the world. Jansher Khan had eight titles to his name – just ahead of his namesake an fellow icon Jahanghir Khan, who collected six titles.
Alongside his namesake, Jansher dominated the sport and particularly the World Championships from 1981 to 1996.
From 1992 until 1996, Jansher recorded a record five successive World Championship crowns as he continued to write his name into the sport’s history books.
Over the course of his record eight triumphs at the World Championship, Jansher was beaten by Jahanghir in 1988, however he was able to extract his revenge five years later in 1993 when he beat him over four games.
Prior to Jansher’s ascendency, it was Jahanghir who dominated the World scene, becoming the youngest ever winner of the title when he beat Australia’s Geoff Hunt to win his first title at just 17-years-old in 1981.
That tournament also sparked the start of an incredible 555-match unbeaten run – the longest winning streak by any athlete in top-level professional sport as recorded by Guinness World Records – which lasted five years until his defeat to New Zealand’s Ross Norman in the 1986 final.
Youngest Microsoft Certified Professional
Four-year-old, Areesh Fatima, from Karachi holds the record for being the youngest Microsoft professional in the world. Areesh Fatima has scored 831 marks in the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) exam.
The minimum marks to pass the MCP exam is 700, while Areesh had passed the test in 2021 with 831 marks.
Before Areesh, Ayan Qureshi was the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional who passed the tech giant’s exam when he was just five years old. As per the website of Microsoft, the MCP Program is the certification program offered by Microsoft that enables IT professionals to validate their technical expertise through industry-recognized exams.
The youngest Nobel Price winner
In 2014, aged just 17, Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan became the Youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner – and the Youngest Nobel Prize winner outright.
Since early childhood, Yousafzai hasn’t been one to shy away from conflicts. She became a female education activist, and was nominated by Desmond Tutu for the International Children’s Peace Prize.
Born in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northwest Pakistan (where girls couldn’t attend school), she found herself blogging for BBC Urdu about her life. She was 12 years old at the time. The New York Times made a documentary about her life, and from there, her activist efforts blew up all over the world.
Yousafzai is the second Pakistani citizen to earn a Nobel Prize. She is Pakistan’s “Most Prominent Citizen” according to the former Pakistani Prime Minister. In 2012, she was shot in the head – an assassination attempt by the Taliban trying to retaliate.
World’s youngest to scale 12 peaks above 8,000 meters
Pakistan’s Shehroz Kashif is the world’s youngest climber to summit 12 peaks above 8,000 meters.
Kashif scaled the 8,167-meter (26,795-feet) Dhaulagiri mountain in Nepal, the world’s seventh tallest mountain in May, to achieve this record.
Kashif, 21, made history when he summited K2, the world’s second-tallest mountain, in July 2021, to become the world’s youngest climber.
He also became the youngest Pakistani to summit Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain, in May 2021.
Kashif, from the northeastern Pakistani city of Lahore, is only the sixth Pakistani to scale Mount Everest. He intends to summit all 14 peaks above 8,000 meters.
Known as the ‘Rawalpindi Express’, Shoaib Akhtar is the fastest bowler in the world of cricket and still holds the record of highest speed bowling in cricket. He had a runup like no other, wherein he often ran from the boundary line and bowled his delivery. Shoaib Akhtar had a natural pace and bounce with the help of his slinging action which was complemented tremendously by his beefy build and is the fastest bowler in the world ever.
The right-arm pacer from Pakistan bowled the fastest delivery in international cricket during the Cricket World Cup 2003. Akhar, who always cherished bowling fast, clocked 161.3 km/hr against England at Capetown (South Africa). This delivery made him the first player in cricket history to break the 100 Mile barrier on the speed gun. His aggressive bowling and unique action always grabbed the limelight amidst all the cricket action.
Guinness World Record For Being Born On Same Day
The Mangi family, from Larkana, Pakistan, all share something in common, and it’s not just their surname.
The family of nine consists of the father, Ameer Ali; the mother, Khudeja; and seven children aged 19-30: Sindhoo, female twins Sasui and Sapna, Aamir, Ambar, and male twins Ammar and Ahmar.
Remarkably, they all share the same birthday: 1 August. This is a world record for the most family members born on the same day.
The date is extra special for Ameer and Khudeja as it’s also their wedding anniversary. They married on their birthday in 1991, exactly one year before their eldest daughter was born.
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