Miss Shabana Akhtar appeared on the National Athletics scene in 1989 when she became the National champion in 100M and 200M. She retained this coveted title uptil now. She also became the National Champion in 4x100M Relay, 4x400 Relay, 400M, Long Jump and High Jump during 1992 and maintaining her record even today. She won a total number of 42 Gold Medals.
She has the honour to represent Pakistan in a number of International Events such s 4 th SAF Games - 1989 (Pakistan), 5 th SAF Games - 1991 (Sri Lanka), International Athletic Meet in 1992 (Sri Lanka), 1 st Islamic Countries Women Games - 1993 (Iran), World Athletic Championship 1993 (Germany), World Athletic Championships - 1995 (Sweden) and in Track & Field Championship - 1995 held in Indonesia.
She also represented Pakistan in 6 th SAF Games and 7 th SAF Games held in Bangladesh and India in 1993 and 1995 respectively where she got Gold Medals in Long Jump and created a new SAF Games record with a leap of 6.31M in India.
She is FIRST Pakistani female athlete who participated in Atlanta Olympics 1996. She participated in Women International Games held in Islamabad - Pakistan in 1996 and won 4 Gold Medals with a new record in 100M and 200M.
She performed creditably in the recently concluded 2 nd Islamic Countries Women Sports Solidarity Games held in Tehran (Iran) from 10 th to 20 th December 1997. She won 2 Gold Medals in Long Jump and 4x200M Relay Race.