Guinness book of world records: 19 girls and 1 car on top of the world

Published: December 16, 2010
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Nineteen A’ level students fit into one car to set a world record at DHA Creek Club on Wednesday. PHOTO: HASSAAN KHAN/EXPRESS

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

Nineteen A’ level students fit into one car to set a world record at DHA Creek Club on Wednesday. PHOTO: HASSAAN KHAN/EXPRESS 19 girls fit into one car in attempts to set world record. 19 girls fit into one car in attempts to set world record. The aspiring students said that all formalities for setting the record have been completed. The previous record was set up by participants in Australia. Previously the record stood at 18 girls fitting into a smart car. The feat was witnessed by prominent personalities including speaker of Sindh Assembly Nisar Khoro and former cricketers Wasim Akram and Saleem Yousuf.
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 Zahshanné 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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Reader Comments (75)

  • Mohammed Abbasi
    Dec 15, 2010 - 7:23PM

    not bad at allRecommend

  • G.Khan
    Dec 15, 2010 - 7:37PM

    BRAVO!!Recommend

  • Azeem Shafique Baig
    Dec 15, 2010 - 7:38PM

    extreme ……………… !Recommend

  • realMuslim
    Dec 15, 2010 - 7:49PM

    I am a male and would not mind being the 20th passenger :D..just for a new record :)Recommend

  • Rizwan
    Dec 15, 2010 - 7:55PM

    Trust me, 19 more males passengers would have made it in to the car if the females allowed it. breaking the world record by 100%.Recommend

  • xyz
    Dec 15, 2010 - 7:55PM

    go be a pervert somewhere else.Recommend

  • fatima
    Dec 15, 2010 - 8:04PM

    ironic name.. realmuslim.Recommend

  • yasir
    Dec 15, 2010 - 8:32PM

    Ok then who would be driving the car ??? Recommend

  • Amna
    Dec 15, 2010 - 8:41PM

    Must have been some skinny girls!!!Recommend

  • Omair Mahmood
    Dec 15, 2010 - 9:42PM

    Yes the name “realmuslim” is quite ironic. More decent comments were expected from this nameRecommend

  • Haris
    Dec 15, 2010 - 9:43PM

    ummmm why?Recommend

  • A
    Dec 15, 2010 - 9:48PM

    How I’d love to be the 20th passenger in that carRecommend

  • Amaan
    Dec 15, 2010 - 9:59PM

    WOW well done ALL of you. It looks like a GROUP effort. EVERYONE is part of it EQUALLY. Nicely done. TEAM. You guys did it TOGETHER. Recommend

  • Amna
    Dec 15, 2010 - 10:00PM

    Good Job, congrates to these girls!
    A far better news then those bomb blasts and killings et all!Recommend

  • Syed A. Mateen
    Dec 15, 2010 - 10:06PM

    The 19 girls were fit in the car but no body drove the car? Recommend

  • TQ
    Dec 15, 2010 - 10:44PM

    CongratsRecommend

  • sajid
    Dec 15, 2010 - 11:20PM

    @fatima: lolRecommend

  • m&m
    Dec 15, 2010 - 11:27PM

    wats the car name?Recommend

  • Farhan Ahmed
    Dec 15, 2010 - 11:40PM

    Pity….we are putting extreme efforts to achieve but nothing.Recommend

  • Muslim Boy
    Dec 15, 2010 - 11:59PM

    Girl on girl action is haram in pakistan.
    Girls cannot be wearing such clothing in public.
    I think this is a mosad and raw conspiracy against muslims.
    This shud be banned.Recommend

  • nabeel
    Dec 16, 2010 - 1:19AM

    heads ov 4 them….Recommend

  • fatima
    Dec 16, 2010 - 1:44AM

    @ Muslim Boy:
    don’t you think you’re taking this to an extreme? shouldn’t you then be against pictures as well? aren’t those haraam too? you seem to not have anything against those.Recommend

  • fatima
    Dec 16, 2010 - 1:46AM

    Farhan: Pakistan in the guinness book of world records. for something trivial yes, but at least we’re mentioned for something other than bomb blasts and killings.. like amna said.Recommend

  • Wahid
    Dec 16, 2010 - 1:52AM

    Some stupid comments by guys who can’t control themselves.

    This ‘record’ is hardly worthy congratulating.

    Muslim Boy – Calm down. Not everything is a conspiracy although yes they unappropriately dressed but who are we to judge.Recommend

  • realMuslim
    Dec 16, 2010 - 1:58AM

    @Muslim Boy ….How ironic :DRecommend

  • Dec 16, 2010 - 2:23AM

    realmuslim is probably one of those few honest mullahs in pakistan :)Recommend

  • Kittu
    Dec 16, 2010 - 3:09AM

    @realMuslim..

    Good one dude. Little humor is good on these blogs..Recommend

  • Rizwan
    Dec 16, 2010 - 3:56AM

    This shouldn’t count as a record, it’s no good stuffing girls into the car unless they can actually drive the car somewhere. I call dibs on driver.
    Some of the girls are pretty hot =D
    Recommend

  • Moazzam Ewing
    Dec 16, 2010 - 4:49AM

    @Muslim Boy
    I think Muslim Boy Is right. This must have been funded by external elements in an attempt to malign the image of Pakistan. It was probably the Jews, Indians, or the Americans.
    And since my honor is based upon the female gender I feel dishonored and vulnerable. How can I achieve any honor other than that based on the females of my family, clan, and ethnicity. Its just not possible.Recommend

  • Dec 16, 2010 - 5:08AM

    @mohammed abbasi, LOLZ… you made my day :)Recommend

  • Abdul Rauf khan
    Dec 16, 2010 - 5:29AM

    Instead of good or bad Halal or haram it is still amazing how could this possible even in Pakistan???Recommend

  • Dec 16, 2010 - 5:31AM

    Some car…. Recommend

  • Dec 16, 2010 - 7:36AM

    Oh bravo Karachi girls. You make us proud of you and happy. VIVA LA FEMME !!!

    Salams and best wishes.Recommend

  • rabia
    Dec 16, 2010 - 8:32AM

    zabardast**Recommend

  • Anonymous
    Dec 16, 2010 - 9:07AM

    i likedRecommend

  • SSA
    Dec 16, 2010 - 10:37AM

    SMART Car :-DRecommend

  • Dec 16, 2010 - 10:48AM

    it is the biggest record of the world and noone can break itRecommend

  • Hina Ali
    Dec 16, 2010 - 11:24AM

    you all are stupid dumb people, instead of praising these girls, you all are making sexual, racist remarks against these young girls. Im ashamed of be Pakistani because of people like you who does not have respect your own country women.
    Im proud of these young Pakistani girls who had courage to make this world record, but all they get from their country fellows is hate, sexual abuse, islamic extremism..etc.
    Because of Pakistanis like you Pakistan is going to hell because you people can’t think nothing but extremism and one day you will sell your own pakistani sisters for islam.

    God give education to our sick pakistani brothers and save us from them.

    Jinnah we miss you!!!Recommend

  • Dec 16, 2010 - 1:10PM

    coooooooooooooooooollllllllllllRecommend

  • Talha Bin Masood
    Dec 16, 2010 - 2:17PM

    @MuslimBoy. …Boy! you are so funnyRecommend

  • Yasir
    Dec 16, 2010 - 3:09PM

    ironic name.. realmuslim

    @fatima:

    Easy on the fatwa.

    Obviously you haven’t heard of all those harams in the gulf states…one of them we pray towardsRecommend

  • Amadeus
    Dec 16, 2010 - 3:32PM

    exciting, very exciting!!!! calls for a week long celebration.

    we should now come up with more ridiculous records.Recommend

  • Mustafa Hassan Malik
    Dec 16, 2010 - 6:30PM

    I am a student at SouthShore School and I am proud that a student from our school was part of it.. :)Recommend

  • baqar
    Dec 16, 2010 - 6:32PM

    the world noticed few hot girls fitting themselves in smart car but it is ironic nobody ever notices men who achieve this feat every morning by fitting themselves into karachi’s public transport…and btw they remain in such position for hours not seconds… :)

    P.S i dont intend to take any credit away frm these girls…..keep it up u made us proudRecommend

  • Dec 16, 2010 - 6:47PM

    Cool and awesome Recommend

  • realMuslim
    Dec 16, 2010 - 7:02PM

    @Kittu..wrote:.
    “Good one dude. Little humor is good on these blogs..”
    Thanks dude ,,,i just wanted to see reactions from aunties….bad boy….bad boy…:)Recommend

  • pal
    Dec 16, 2010 - 7:03PM

    i dont find anything amazing in it… wats the purpose of getting stuffed in a car? :S but anyway it is in the World book record now so good for the girls!Recommend

  • Talha
    Dec 16, 2010 - 8:00PM

    Girl on girl action is haram in pakistan.

    Haha, what nonsense is this?

    Anyway cool work. Recommend

  • master sahab
    Dec 16, 2010 - 8:30PM

    we pakistanis have much free time to spare on these types of ridiculous records….Recommend

  • master sahab
    Dec 16, 2010 - 8:31PM

    i am skinny and beautiful ,,,… can i be the 20th one in the car…Recommend

  • Dec 16, 2010 - 8:45PM

    Congratulations Karachi Girls on setting a pathetic world record

    http://tanzeel.wordpress.com/2010/12/16/karachi-girls-set-a-pathetic-record/Recommend

  • Tamkeen
    Dec 16, 2010 - 9:07PM

    pakistan is the best!!!Recommend

  • Pakistan One
    Dec 16, 2010 - 9:11PM

    What a waste of time. Could have done something better!Recommend

  • stone age
    Dec 16, 2010 - 10:33PM

    Good Job !!Recommend

  • Muhammad Imran
    Dec 17, 2010 - 8:01AM

    Very fearless Pakistani girls that were not afraid of suffocation and darkness in the smart car.
    Hats off to their determination and courage.Recommend

  • Gunja Farishta
    Dec 17, 2010 - 2:09PM

    What if they accidently the car?Recommend

  • Aamir Ali
    Dec 18, 2010 - 2:30AM

    Good effort. Nice article.Recommend

  • rabiya
    Dec 18, 2010 - 4:19AM

    atlast we have our name in guinnessRecommend

  • Neelam Parkash
    Dec 19, 2010 - 12:15AM

    awesome!!!!Recommend

  • Lala
    Dec 19, 2010 - 4:09AM

    The blondes are atleast helping with something…Shows a diffirent side of Pakistan.. good job girls!Recommend

  • Dec 19, 2010 - 4:25AM

    Two Thumbs UP ,,, Bravo

    so guys how many u plan to fit in a MINI Cooper ,,, anyone up for the task ,,, Recommend

  • fatima
    Dec 19, 2010 - 2:30PM

    @lala:
    what makes you think they’re blondes?Recommend

  • Abdul Lateef
    Dec 19, 2010 - 2:40PM

    A great achievement indeed, I like the way these girls have brought their idea into a reality. one question in my mind was there anybody present from Guineess Book of world records for registration of the record in the book.

    I am very happy to know about this record.Recommend

  • jbutt
    Dec 20, 2010 - 9:31AM

    what purpose does this serve?Recommend

  • Lala
    Dec 20, 2010 - 12:10PM

    @ fatima

    please read what your friend rabiya has to say =)Recommend

  • KK
    Dec 20, 2010 - 10:33PM

    Karachi girls are fair? That’s something new.Recommend

  • Ashutosh
    Dec 20, 2010 - 11:55PM

    Lately the fairer sex had taken the central stage in Pakistan! A very welcoming change.Recommend

  • Tariq
    Dec 22, 2010 - 9:48AM

    Well done girls . Nice piece of training done by the trainer.Recommend

  • Sandeep
    Dec 22, 2010 - 5:25PM

    These chicks are awesome! ;)Recommend

  • umair
    Dec 23, 2010 - 12:04PM

    v.v.funny.Recommend

  • rehan
    Dec 23, 2010 - 12:44PM

    Has the record been acknowledged by Guiness Records?Recommend

  • Dec 23, 2010 - 3:50PM

    At least some good news amongst all the killings, bomb blasts, political comedies and business dilemma. Good work girls and keep up the spirit.

    @ Muslim pretender
    There is no “Girl on Girl” action going on around here. They had to fit themselves in the car for some time, it’s common sense you pervert !!Recommend

  • Silent Observer
    Dec 30, 2010 - 5:46PM

    WRONG HEADLINE

    RIGHT HEADLINE MUST BE

    “Diamler AG’s car Duck made a world record of holding 19 Pakistani Females.”Recommend

  • Safi Ahmed
    Jan 9, 2011 - 3:55AM

    This record is dumb. We need awesome record holders. No doubt, Ali Moeen Nawazish stands to be the one!

    Cheers,
    Safi.Recommend

  • Jan 13, 2011 - 2:45PM

    awesome feat , Recommend

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