Two Pakistani girls have broken three new Guinness World Records, beating out competition from India and Sweden. Emma Alam, a Karachi native, has broken two world records, while her teammate Syeda Kisa Zehra has broken one, according to a statement released by the global authority on record-breaking feats. Both have been congratulated and honored for their achievements. 

Emma Alam has shattered the world records for ‘Most Random Words Remembered in Series in 15 Minutes,’ previously held by India, and ‘Most Names and Faces Remembered in 15 Minutes,’ previously held by Sweden. It’s a privilege to be acknowledged by the Guinness World Records, and I can now say, ‘I am officially amazing!’ Alam said on social media. 

With 241 dates memorized in 5 minutes, Syeda Kisa Zehra has smashed the world record for the Maximum Historic/Future (fictional) Dates Memorized in 5 Minutes. “Admittedly, it’s a pleasure to be named the world’s best in the incredible feat of memory, which goes to prove how incredible the human memory bank is,” she said, thanking the global authority for acknowledging her success. 

Shireen Mazari, the Federal Minister for Human Rights, praised the champions on Twitter. 

Though Alam and Zehra set these records in December 2020, they were only recently certified by Guinness World Records. 

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