On fire: 17-year-old record breaker is no flash in the pan


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By Nefer Sehgal
Published: March 13, 2011


Jawwad Iqbal Gaba spun the non-stick 12-inch frying pan for 30 minutes and 34 seconds in front of his audience on Saturday. PHOTO: NEFER SEHGAL/EXPRESS

KARACHI: Like a savvy basketball player, Jawwad Iqbal Gaba spun a 12-inch non-stick frying pan for 30 minutes and 34 seconds, setting what appeared to be a new world record on Saturday.

The 17-year-old said he was very nervous as he was not used to media attention. Television and print media turned up at the Expo centre to watch him perform. But when he got on stage, he seemed calm and collected. The engineering student had a game plan to avoid any distraction — he would focus on music. He had synchronised the spinning with music on his mp3 player that he was hooked up to with earplugs. The music was perfectly timed to the record, ending just so that he knew he had broken the previous one of 17 minutes, 47 seconds. The music also helped him keep rhythm.
Before the spinning spree began, children were sent on stage to check whether his frying pan was real or not. The judges saw it through that the pan was measured and the stopwatch was reset.
During Jawwad’s endeavour, people applauded at every passing minute after the initial 17 minutes.
But the organisers kept hushing them to not clap until he was done.
When the host announced that the world record was beaten, Jawwad dedicated a song to his mother as he continued to spin the frying pan. The host decided to sing.
On why did he continue spinning for an extra 17 minutes, he said he wanted to make sure it was hard for anyone to beat the record.
When the feat was completed, the crowd jumped on stage, lifted and tossed him in the air to celebrate. Meanwhile, some of the greedy ones tried to grab hold of the star frying pan to take home as a souvenir.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 13th, 2011


if he is eu or us or others then his name would be on GBR.
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O level student scores record 23 As

Published: January 24, 2011


Shahid, a student of a private school in Islamabad, sat for 24 subjects and scored 23 As.

ISLAMABAD: A student in Islamabad, Ibrahim Shahid, set a new world record by scoring 23 As in Cambridge O level exams.
Shahid, a student of a private school in Islamabad, sat for 24 subjects and scored 23 As.
Attributing his success to his parents, Shahid recalled an incident where his teacher in Australia had written him off, stating that he would “never excel”. He added that every child is special and everyone has their own capabilities.
Earlier, Ali Moeen Nawazish, also a Pakistani student, had set a world record by securing 23 As in A level Cambridge exams.



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2,503 push-ups: Pakistani breaks world record

Published: January 11, 2011


Munir Ahmed managed to do 2,503 push-ups.

SHEIKHUPURA: Pakistani wrestler Munir Ahmed on Monday registered his name amongst world record holders with his herculean 2,503 push-ups.
The phenomenal struggle, which bettered an Indian’s record, lasted for an hour and 25 minutes.
The world-record-setting demonstration was witnessed by thousands of spectators in Sheikhupura’s company bagh.
Talking to the media on the completion of the task, a proud Ahmed said he was ecstatic at this feat for his country.
In a show of patriotism and empathy for his fellow countrymen, Ahmed also announced that all the proceeds from the event will be donated to flood victims.
Last month, nineteen girls from different A’ Level institutions across Karachi, including Karachi Grammar School and Southshore School, managed to break a previous record by fitting into the vehicle with its doors closed for five seconds.
The previous record was held by Climb FitTeam of Australia who compressed eighteen students into a standard SmartCar at the Warringah Mall, Sydney Australia on January 25, 2010.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 11th, 2011
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Guinness book of world records: 19 girls and 1 car on top of the world

By Hassaan Khan
Published: December 16, 2010


Nineteen A’ level students fit into one car to set a world record at DHA Creek Club on Wednesday. PHOTO: HASSAAN KHAN/EXPRESS



KARACHI: Aymen Saleem, a second-year A’ Level student at Karachi Grammar School, was browsing newspaper headlines in her living room, when she came across a story about the world’s largest cake. The story sparked her curiosity and soon enough she was searching for her very own record to break. After a quick search on Google, she found the perfect challenge. All she needed was 19 willing girls and a Smart Car, a two-door micro-car manufactured by Daimler AG in France and Germany. Luckily for Aymen, she happened to have one of them parked in her very own driveway. It was a birthday present from her father Yousuf Saleem.
On Wednesday, Aymen and 18 other girls, from different A’ Level institutions across the city, including KGS and Southshore School, managed to break a previous record by fitting into the vehicle with its doors closed for five seconds. The current official record holders are the Climb FitTeam of Australia who compressed 18 students into a standard SmartCar at the Warringah Mall, Sydney Australia on January 25, 2010.
The girls managed to meet the challenge at the BBQ lawn of Creek Club in front of a jury at a historic event organised by Karim Mohammadi and Rehan Elahi. The chief guests included the federal adviser on textiles Dr Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, adviser Sharmila Farooqi, Sindh Assembly Speaker Nisar Khuhro and former cricketers Wasim Akram and Saleem Yousuf. The girls had been through the drill numerous times. They positioned themselves and with precision crammed one by one into the two-door car in layers. Within a minute they were all inside the car and not only did they manage to break the world record, they managed to stay in the car for a gruelling 10 seconds, double the current record time.
“I want parents around the country to encourage their children to achieve greater things and believe that when you try, you achieve,” said Aymen. Other participants Tanya Pabani, Fatima Ismail and Zahshann Malik were thrilled about their feat but more interested in meeting Wasim Akram.
Baig said he had initially been sceptical but was won over after he saw them fit in the car in three layers with one literally on the floor mat. Aymen’s parents Yousuf and Shireen told The Express Tribune that even though at first they felt it was just another outdoor activity, they provided them with a coach Hassan Aslam once they realised how determined they were.
The participants included Sarah Ahmad, Hafsa Naveed, Alina Akram (the extra in case someone got injured), Zashanne Malik, Fatima Ismail, Rabbya Kamran, Anam Afridi, Muneezeh Jamal, Hala Faruqi, Dania Fayyaz, Sana Ghazi, Sana Currimbhoy, Zoya Currimbhoy, Hiba Javad, Sana Javad, Nadia Khan, Neha Salauddin, Rida Ashraf, Eman Samir, Tanya Pabani and Aymen Saleem. The team coaches were Hassan Aslam, Sharam Saleem and Shereen Saleem.
Pakistanis in the record books
Most Men’s Squash World Team Titles
The most men’s squash world championship team titles won is six, by Australia, in 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1989, and 1991; and Pakistan, in 1977, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, and 1993.
Most World Championship Squash Titles
1975, Jansher Khan has clinched the title eight times, with his relative Jahangir coming close behind winning six titles
Fastest Cricket Bowler
The highest electronically measured speed for a ball bowled by any bowler is 100.23mph (161.3km/h) by Shoaib Akhtar (Pakistan) against England on 22 February 2003 in a World Cup match at Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa.
Largest Mosque
The largest mosque is Shah Faisal Mosque, near Islamabad, Pakistan. The total area of the complex is 18.97 ha (46.87 acres), with the covered area of the prayer hall being 0.48 ha (1.19 acres). It can accommodate 100,000 worshippers.
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 Organisation
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.
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.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 16th, 2010.




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MashaAllah itne saray record.........kia pakistan main koi without record bhi hay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Spinning Fry Pan & Dancing Husbands - Pakistani man makes a World Record!!

Record For Pak.


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