Pakistan sets another record for world’s largest flag

Published: October 22, 2012

Around 24,200 students formed a national flag holding coloured sheets over their heads. PHOTO: SHAFIQ MALIK/ THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

LAHORE: Around 24,200 students in Punjab set a new record for Pakistan by making the largest human national flag during the Punjab Youth Festival on Monday, reported Express News.

A Guinness World Record official verified the record. Monday’s record set in Lahore smashes a five-year-old record set in Hong Kong.

“It’s amazing, amazing display of unity of 24,200 people here in Lahore tonight,” Guinness World Records adjudicator Gareth Deaves told a cheering crowd.

“Every single one of you holds this record,” he said, handing over the certificate to Punjab provincial government representative Hamza Shahbaz Sharif.

Another record of creating the largest human mosaic picture was also set on Monday.

On Sunday, Pakistan set a record for breaking the most number of records in one day.

A weekend of bizarre record attempts in Lahore began on Saturday night when 42,813 people in the National Hockey Stadium sang the national anthem together, smashing the previous best of 15,243 held by India.

On Sunday, Mohammad Mansha went flat out to set a new record for making chapatis (breads) – mixing, kneading, spinning and cooking three in three minutes and 14 seconds – while 12-year-old Mehek Gul took just 45 seconds to arrange the pieces on a chessboard using only one hand.

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Reader Comments (26)

  • Seema Aziz
    Oct 22, 2012 - 9:01PM

    Well done Pakistan! That’s the spirit!

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  • Mehjabeen
    Oct 22, 2012 - 9:30PM

    Haha we are on a roll!:DRecommend

  • Mustafa alvi
    Oct 22, 2012 - 9:44PM

    Long live pakistan!

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  • Oct 22, 2012 - 9:49PM

    These are early signs of NATION building after 6 decades. The youth of Pakistan Zindabad. They are showing the way. Lets encourage and support them.

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  • Truth Hurts
    Oct 22, 2012 - 10:07PM

    Hats off! Now some Indians will get pain in their stomach, which is totally understandable! :D

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  • Ali S
    Oct 22, 2012 - 10:58PM

    This is all good fun and well done to everyone involved, but I hope the youth of Pakistan could invest such an energy towards solving real issues.

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  • Khurram Awan
    Oct 23, 2012 - 1:14AM

    The difference in Pakistan and the rest of the World is that We Wave the flag before any achievement and the rest of the world wave the flag after some Achievement and there is a huge difference in these two ways.Recommend

  • S
    Oct 23, 2012 - 1:17AM

    ALLAH HO AKBAR

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  • S
    Oct 23, 2012 - 1:17AM

    ALLAH HO AKBAR

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  • Pakboy
    Oct 23, 2012 - 3:04AM

    I’m truly impressed. Keeping them Guinness officials busy :)
    Well Done Pakistan youth. That’s the spirit. Flag looks beautiful

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  • just_someone
    Oct 23, 2012 - 7:37AM

    Another useless record down. How about we try to make a record in education, in science, in technology, in research, in engineering, you know anything useful in the world and which will make us grow faster and become stronger! We really have to focus on becoming number 1 in things thats matter and not this useless stuff that is done to make the public forget how we are terrible in each important field of research and technological advancement.
    And for anyone who thinks Im an Indian, I can tell you Im a born and raised Karachite from N Nazimabad living in the US now.

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  • Zafir Hafeez
    Oct 23, 2012 - 7:39AM

    @Khurram Awan: So true….

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  • M. A. Changezi
    Oct 23, 2012 - 7:45AM

    Makes me glad to read such news. Unity is what we need during these trying times. Long live Pakistan.

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  • Visibly Invisible
    Oct 23, 2012 - 8:02AM

    Remind me how this is gonna put food on the table and clothe the millions in need?

    We don’t celebrate the lives of Dr. Abdus Salam, Dr. Saleem uz Zaman Siddique, Dr. Munir Ahmed Khan, Hakim Saeed and many others who made an actual difference in the lives of many in this country and around the world. Its just a shame.

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  • Human
    Oct 23, 2012 - 8:56AM

    Wow Amazing !
    For a Good change we Needed this Happiness .
    Thank you & God Bless you’ll
    May we all stand united & make our country Proud Even in throwing out the leaders who are Criminals .We don’t Need them to govern us

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  • Witch Dr.
    Oct 23, 2012 - 9:02AM

    @ just_someone: “living in the US now”
    Says it ALL!!

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  • Abhisek
    Oct 23, 2012 - 9:12AM

    @Truth Hurts:

    I am Indian.. at least u have something to say..keep it up & make Pak a terrorism free country and understand the feeling of girls in pak..dont make them as a escape goat for everything..

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  • anon
    Oct 23, 2012 - 9:26AM

    @just_someone:
    why dont u come back to Pakistan and do something for the nation instead of cribbing from so far away. Tell me ONE good valuable thing u did for Pakistan or gave towards Pakistan before moving to the US?

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  • Cool Dude
    Oct 23, 2012 - 9:42AM

    @Khurram Awan:
    Breaking Guinness world records is in itself a big achievement. Ain’t they??

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  • Asad
    Oct 23, 2012 - 9:58AM

    I appreciate it, but how about making a record of enrolling the poor students in schools? Any record for the welfare of the society? ANY????

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  • SurelySure!!
    Oct 23, 2012 - 10:57AM

    Pakistan Zindabaaad!

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  • Hardliner
    Oct 23, 2012 - 11:47AM

    @anon:

    yeah he did one good thing for Pakistan…… he left it and trust me, Pakistan is much better having lesser of these couch potatoes……………….

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  • Usman
    Oct 23, 2012 - 12:20PM

    In ancient rome when the emperor wanted to divert the populations attention from defeat in war or any other failures they used to hold games in the colosseum.

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  • noor
    Oct 23, 2012 - 6:30PM

    Pakistan ZindabadRecommend

  • Oct 24, 2012 - 5:01PM

    PAKISTAN ZINDABAD
    PAKISTANI people can do every thing..:) Proud to b a Pakistani ..:)Recommend

  • Oct 24, 2012 - 5:02PM

    PAKISTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNN ZIINDABADRecommend

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