PESHAWAR, 14 May: Names of six individuals – three from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and as many from Fata – have been entered into the Pakistan Book of Records, revealed Abdus Samad, one of the members of the project during a ceremony held here at press club on Saturday.

These individuals have made records in different categories on national level.

Abdus Samad said he started collecting data for the book some three months back. “So far 100 people have made their claims of making records on national level. We have added only 12 names to the book after due confirmation,” he informed.

Abdus Samad maintained that certificates have been awarded to four individuals while the remaining two were not available in Peshawar.

Among the record makers, one was Nazia Parveen from Bajaur agency who had won 32 competitions of rock climbing consecutively. Samar Khan, a female cyclist from Lower Dir also succeeded in entering her name in the book. She paddled from Rawalpindi to Pak-China border in Sust on bicycle.

Similarly, software engineer from Mardan Arif Khan’s name was also made part of the book for developing more than 500 softwares and databases.

Another guy from Chitral was also honored for developing a software for the promotion of regional languages.

Abdus Samad told that one of the recipients had been residing in Karachi while another one had gone to England.

The recipients of the awards expressed pleasure for becoming part of the Pakistan book of records. They vowed to continue their efforts to make international records.