Google livened up the year’s end by releasing a list for the most searched people in Pakistan.
The Google Trends Year in Search 2019 is based on search terms that had the highest spike in 2019 as compared to the previous year.
So who were the most searched people in Pakistan in 2019? Here’s a look:
Former actor and visual artist Naimal Khawar Khan was the most trending person in Pakistan this year. Khan tied the knot with Hamza Ali Abbasi in August this year after much speculation at the attractive Monal Restaurant.
The actor had become the source of much talk on social media after her announcement of bidding farewell to the media industry.
Khan said she understood the celebrities, who are in the spotlight most of the time, often face a lot of people commenting on their personal lives as well as their politics and viewpoints.
“I left acting 9 months ago and the decision was entirely mine,” she had said in August.
The former actor and artist had quite the year, both professionally and personally. She appeared in a popular drama serial, Anaa, and also married one of the country’s biggest heartthrobs, Hamza Ali Abbasi.
On second Waheed Muraad Waheed Murad also known as the ‘Chocolate Hero’ comes in second on the top most searched in list. The late actor became the second most searched person in the country after he was honoured with a Google Doodle on his 81st birthday.
He was a Pakistani film actor, producer and script writer. Born in Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan, he graduated from the S.M. Arts College Karachi, and then earned a masters in English literature from University of Karachi.
He started his film career in a cameo in 1959 in the film Saathi when he was 21 years old. One of his films, Armaan, which was produced by him, was a great success. He acted in 125 feature films and earned 32 film award. In 2010, 27 years after his death, the Pakistani government awarded him with ‘Sitara-e-Imtiaz’, the third-highest honour and civilian award by the State of Pakistan, given in the fields of literature, arts, sports, medicine, or science.
On third Babar Azam
It’s a bit surprising that Babar Azam only comes in at number three and not higher. If the year 2019 belonged to any Pakistani athlete it surely, without a doubt, a full 100 per cent, was Babar Azam.
The run machine started the year with some delightful stroke play against South Africa and Dale Steyn, did reasonably well in Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2019 but truly emerged as a superstar during the World Cup in summer when he smashed several records.
He remained the world’s top-ranked T20I batsman — a feat for which he was rewarded with the format’s national captaincy. Which is why number three is still a bit low for Azam. Perhaps, the fact that he is not a complete newbie worked against him.
On forth Asif Ali
Asif Ali’s entry at number four is an even bigger surprise than Babar Azam’s at number three but for completely opposite reasons. Asif had a decent PSL to start 2019 but from that point on he failed completely.
He was inducted in the national setup for his ability to hit big but he neither hit big nor small for the remainder of the year. Perhaps, the promise of Pakistan unearthing a much-needed slogger made cricket fans search for him. They should keep on searching for someone else though.
It’s no surprise that singer Adnan Sami who is often trolled for being an “undercover agent” make it to the list of most searched people.
Sami who previously held a Pakistani passport and received Indian citizenship in 2015, is often seen trending on social media usually when tensions run high between Pakistan and India.
Mohammad Amir, too, had a decent PSL 2019 but he infamously went through a lengthy wicketless run with the national team. He nearly missed out on the World Cup but was eventually picked and redeemed himself, almost carrying Pakistan on his back during the first half of the tournament, which is when most of the Google searches for him must have come.
Post-World Cup, his retirement from Test cricket stirred up new controversy, which once again reignited fans’ interest in him.
The 19-year-old rose to fame with her role in drama Ishq Tamasha, for which she received the award for ‘Best New Sensation’. She then went on to star in Superstar along Mahira Khan.
But it is her work in drama Ehd-e-Wafa as Dua, which has put the actor in Pakistan’s most searched people list.
His last name might not be what most people know him by, but if you were anywhere near a television set or on social media at the end of February this year, you would know who Abhinandan is.
The Indian Air Force pilot became an internet sensation in the country after his plane was shot down by the valiant PAF pilot in an aerial dogfight earlier this year. However, it was courteous demeanour in a video showing him sipping a cup of tea and comment that the tea was “fantastic”, which made him a viral sensation.
News anchor Madiha Naqvi rounds up this year’s top searches after she tied the knot with Muhttahid Quami Movement’s (MQM) Faisal Sabzwari of in a low-key wedding ceremony this summer.
Via: web news