The event organizer Abid Beli told The News Tribe that the guinness world record has officially recognised the Pakistani record on Thursday.
The record was achieved by 5,857 enthusiastic people under the banner of ‘I Own Pakistan’ at the DA Zamzama Club, Karachi, Pakistan, on 14 August 2011.
They beat the previous record of 5,248, achieved by students, staff, faculty and alumni of MSU-IIT (Philippines) who sang ‘Lupang Hinirang’ Philippines’ National Anthem, at the MSU-IIT gymnasium, in Iligan, Philippines, on 1 September 2009.
The record breaking attempt was organised online using facebook and Twitter.
Earlier, The Guinness Book of World Record had deleted an Indian record of singing national anthem after Pakistani youth Abid Beli with his friends email to the organizers of the Guinness, requesting that Indian record of singing national anthem by a large number of people at one time should be deleted as the Indians have made the record by singing Vande Mataram, that is not the India’s national anthem.