PESHAWAR, 12 October: Irfan Mehsud, the martial arts athlete hailing from South Waziristan Agency (SWA) has set a world record of 87 pad kicks in one minutes, confirms the Guinness Book of World Records.
Irfan Mehusd has claimed that he had set more than 30 national and world records.”I have set six other records and sent them to Guinness Book of World Records. I hope the records will be approved. In addition, I have set up to 35 records which have already been approved by the Guinness Book of World Records”.
Irfan Mehsud faced several problems like his fellow tribesmen in life of displacement following the launch of Operation Raah-e-Nijaat but he did not lose confidence and hope.
He wanted to convey the message of peace to the world through martial arts that he and people of Waziristan were not terrorists.”Being a sportsman, I want to convey the message to the world that tribesmen are peaceful people and loyal to their country”, Irfan Mehsud said.