Web Desk (January 01, 2018): Social activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai was the most searched Pakistani on Wikipedia throughout 2017, showed a report of The Wikimedia Foundation.
The list is based on Wikipedia searches of Pakistani personalities carried out between January 1, 2017 to December 20, 2017.
The following celebrities from Pakistan made it to the top 20:
The preceding year was vital for the schoolgirl campaigner as she started school at Oxford University in England. Later in the year, social media was abuzz with her name with people talking about her wearing jeans, as shown in a photo that went viral.
The Pakistani star was the talk of every town throughout 2017 more because of the release of her Bollywood film Raees earlier in the year. Later, she was also announced as Pakistan’s first brand ambassador of L’Oreal Paris.
Mohammad Ali Jinnah
Jinnah’s name came up in 2017 after Pakistani host Sahir Lodhi interrupted a speech by a participant on his show, who was speaking on issues pertaining to women, including harassment and honour killing.
One of the most popular actors of Pakistan, Saba Qamar, made her debut in Bollywood film Hindi Medium, alongside Irfan Khan.
With cases against Imran being in the courts and his tirade against the ruling party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairperson remained on the fore. But a new statement came up against him when MNA Ayesha Gulalai hurdled allegations at him of harassing her.
The preceding year could be said to be a rollercoaster ride for the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader, who was disqualified from his position as the prime minister of the country.
For the heartthrob of Pakistan, and now India too, 2017 was the year that celebrated his success in both the countries he has worked in.
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s famed song Mere Rashke Qamar was the most viewed song on YouTube throughout 2017.
The past year saw a negative development in the murder case of Pakistan’s former president Benazir Bhutto. The anti-terrorism court announced the verdict, acquitting five suspects.
Abdul Sattar Edhi
The year 2017 marked the first death anniversary of the philanthropist.