Farhan Ayub, a two-time record holder of Guinness World Records in Karate, is sitting on a peaceful protest all alone outside the Punjab Assembly from the last few days.
He carries a Guinness World Record certificate in one hand and a placard with an appeal to Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif for funding his studies in the other hand.
The placard reads, “Appeal to politicians. I want to study from the last five years but I have no fee.” The record reads, “The most number of kip-ups in one minute is 25, achieved by Farhan Ayub of Pakistan, in Lahore on March 15, 2017.”
Farhan said that his achievements at the world level have not been lauded in Pakistan, hence, he is unable to continue his future in martial arts and therefore wants to pursue his studies.
“I have two demands from the politicians, especially from the Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif. First, I should be given Rs 300,000 to 400,000 as a ‘reward’ for my achievements at the world level. Secondly, I should be given free education at the University of Central Punjab in BS Media Studies,” he added.
The Guinness World Record holder said, “I am not appealing to the chief minister for financial assistance, or to the public for this purpose. I only want the reward money from the chief minister.”
He rued that no one from the authorities ever recognised his records, and did not even bother to stop to listen to his grievances during the protest.
Farhan said his silent protest will continue until his demands are accepted.
–Coming up Baaghi TV’s exclusive interview with Farhan Ayub.