Google on Wednesday announced its annual Year End Zeitgeist, revealing 2016’s top searches and people.
Pakistan’s searches revealed that the maximum number of overall searches were focused on sports. The top people search indicated that Pakistanis follow a variety of local and international personalities. The list was quite diverse, and included top newsmakers, as well as those who we believe left the world too soon.
Here is the list of the most searched people in Pakistan in 2016.
1. Qandeel Baloch
Qandeel Baloch, who was strangled to death by her brother in Multan earlier this year, rose to fame over her Facebook videos, in which she danced, proposed to politicians and brought a lewd maulvi to shame.
Love pours in for Qandeel Baloch
2. Amjad Sabri
Acclaimed Sufi singer and qawwali maestro Amjad Sabri was shot dead by motorcycle-borne gunmen in a central Karachi neighbourhood on June 22, triggering an outpouring of grief nationwide.
3. Abdul Sattar Edhi
Leading humanitarian and the most endearing person in the country Abdul Sattar Edhi passed away at the age of 88 on July 8. Edhi had been suffering from kidney failure since 2013 and was on dialysis.
Abdul Sattar Edhi passes away in Karachi
4. Donald Trump
US president-elect Donald Trump attracted controversy for all the things he said about Pakistan and Muslims in, and outside the United States.
The things Trump has said about Pakistan
5. Momina Mustehsan
Momina Mustehsan, the latest Coke Studio sensation, took the country by a storm after her song Afreen Afreen became a hit. The song also became the most viewed music video, according to the list revealed by Youtube Pakistan.
Coke Studio’s Afreen Afreen tops Youtube Pakistan’s most viewed video list
6. Mumtaz Qadri
Mumtaz Qadri, the self-confessed killer convicted of killing former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer, was executed at the Adiala Jail earlier this year.
Salmaan Taseer’s killer Mumtaz Qadri executed
Qadri, a former police commando, assassinated Taseer in Islamabad’s Kohsar Market on January 4, 2011 for his support to a blasphemy accused. An Anti-Terrorism Court convicted and condemned him to death – a ruling also upheld by the Islamabad High Court and Supreme Court.
7. Prayusha Banerjee
Indian TV actor Pratyusha Banerjee was found dead inside her Mumbai residence in a suspected suicide case in April this year.
Bigg Boss star Pratyusha Banerjee commits ‘suicide’ over ‘relationship woes’
Pratyusha, who shot to fame as Anandi in celebrated drama series ‘Balika Vadhu’ and her subsequent appearances in reality TV show Bigg Boss 7 and dance programme ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jha’, was found hanging from a ceiling at her flat in Bangur Nagar in suburban Kandivili, according to The Economic Times.
8. Hillary Clinton
Democrat Hillary Clinton conceded the 2016 US White House race to Republican Donald Trump on November 8.
9. Melania Trump
Months before Donald Trump became president of the United States, the New York Post ran a front-page picture of first lady Melania Trump naked, prompting criticism on social media and charges of misogyny.
Melania Trump’s website deleted after degree questions
“Menage a Trump,” ran the headline, touting the paper’s “exclusive photos.” The picture showed a nude Melania being hugged by another nude woman as she lay in bed.
10. DJ Bravo
After ruling the cricket ground, Dwayne Bravo became an overnight singing sensation with his hit number Champion.
The most searched for trend in Pakistan was cricket score which was followed by PSL schedule 2016, PTV Sports Live and Euro 2016. While sports dominated the trends in the country, Apple’s newly-launched iPhone 7, Indian show Bigg Boss 9 and Salman Khan starrer Sultan also made it to the list.
Here are the top searched trends for Pakistan in 2016:
Trending searches of 2016 in Pakistan:
1. Cricket score
2. PSL schedule 2016
3. PTV Sports Live
4. Euro 2016
5. PAK vs ENG
6. iPhone 7
7. Bigg Boss 9
8. T20 World Cup Schedule 2016
10. Olympic Games Rio 2016
courtesy : Express Tribune