Wednesday Dec 12, 2018
Google has released its list for most searched people in Pakistan. Google Trends Year in Search 2018 is based on search terms that had the highest spike in 2018 as compared to the previous year.
Prime Minister Imran Khan’s wife, Bushra Bibi was the most trending person in Pakistan. She tied the knot with Imran Khan prior to the 2018 general election in the country. In a ceremony to mark the government’s 100-days in power, Prime Minister Imran Khan gave credit to Bushra Bibi. “In the 100 days, I want to give credit to Bushra Begum. In these 100 days I took one day off and want to praise her for such a difficult life during the last 100 days.”
Coming in the second position was the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle. Her marriage to Prince Harry in May was among the most talked about and reported events of the year. Since then the former Suits star has announced that the Royal Couple are expecting their first child.
Meesha Shafi caused a major stir this year when she levelled sexual harassment allegations against co-singer Ali Zafar. This year in trending searches on the local horizon, Shafi comes at the third spot. The issue also led to a defamation suit against the Coke Studio singer by Zafar.
Shafi came under spotlight being the first-high profile person to become a part of the #MeToo campaign in Pakistan. She also received support from the United Nations women in ’Me Too’ campaign.
Fourth on the list is the no-holds-barred former wife of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Former BBC presenter Reham Khan released an autobiography this year, which presented more than a sneak peak into her life, especially the years spent with the cricketer-turned-politician. The book, even before its release, generated a fair amount of controversy.
The American actor and director also dominated the searches this year. The actor, who shot to fame with Rambo films, will have his latest movie Rambo V: Last Blood released in 2019. He also came under the radar for sexual assault allegations against him from the 1980-90s.
The rest of the list included Indian actress Sonali Bendre, famed economist Atif Mian, politician Hanif Abbasi, actress Iqra Aziz and Indian actress Sunny Leone.