Karachi: Employees of HBL created two Guinness world records at their annual sales conference on Saturday, March 3rd. The records – created at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, UAE – include the World’s Longest Handshake Chain of 274 people beating the previous record of 188, and the World’s Longest Graffiti Scroll themed on “Colours of Pakistan”.
Using spray paint only, HBL employees created a colourful scroll of 1,924 metres beating a previous record of 1,676 metres. “The final measurement is 1,924 metres” announced Tarika Vara, the adjudicator from Guinness as HBL employees broke into chants of ‘Pakistan Zindabad’.
“This is a very difficult record to achieve.”, she added. Mr. R. Zakir Mahmood, President and CEO of HBL, received the Guinness certificates for both records at the Bank’s conference dinner on Saturday evening. Lauding the staff’s effort, the HBL Chief displayed the certificates and said, “This is for Pakistan!”. HBL plans to display the World’s Largest Graffiti Scroll to the nation in the near future.
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