Pakistan maintains top slot in Google search for 'sex'

Published: December 28, 2011

Narrowing the analytics for the search term to just 2011, Pakistan maintains the number one position, followed by India and Vietnam.

With over 20 million internet users and growing fast, Pakistan has managed to secure the number one slot for searching the term ‘sex’ globally for all years.

According to a 2010 Fox News report, Pakistan had outranked all countries in Google searches for pornographic terms last year. Narrowing the analytics for the search term to just 2011, Pakistan maintained the number one position, followed by India and Vietnam.

Islamabad featured in the top 10 cities worldwide to search the word ‘sex’ in September and December 2011.

Provincial capital Lahore also featured in the top 10 cities for the months of January, March, April, May, June, July, September, October, November and December 2011.

The months of February and August (Ramazan) were the only two months in 2011 that did not feature any cities from Pakistan in the global ranking.

How does Google Trends work?

Google Trends analyzes a portion of Google web searches to compute how many searches have been done for the terms entered, relative to the total number of searches done on Google over time.

To rank the top regions, cities, or languages, Google Trends first looks at a sample of all Google searches to determine the areas or languages from which they received the most searches for the first term. Then, for those top cities, Google Trends calculates the ratio of searches for the term coming from each city divided by total Google searches coming from the same city.

The city ranking and the bar charts alongside each city name both represent this ratio.

Google Trends uses IP address information from server logs to make a best guess about where queries originated.

Reader Comments (199)

  • Maira
    Dec 28, 2011 - 6:33PM

    yeh cheez.

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  • Mard-e-Haq
    Dec 28, 2011 - 6:37PM

    Hahahaha. Pakistan is closely followed by India. So, the South Asian brothers do share similar tastes in forbidden, vicarious pleasures.

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  • Rafi
    Dec 28, 2011 - 6:46PM

    Atleast we came No.1 in something

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  • wise counsel.
    Dec 28, 2011 - 6:46PM

    @Mard-e-Haq:
    hullo mister….compare 1.2 billion population : 200 million.Shame !!

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  • Paki-Australian
    Dec 28, 2011 - 6:51PM

    To relieve oneself is not only a basic human need, it’s healthy and helps a human function per normal. Don’t let the mullahs tell you otherwise.

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  • Arman
    Dec 28, 2011 - 6:52PM

    God bless PAKISTANI women

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  • Meekal Ahmed
    Dec 28, 2011 - 6:53PM

    Good grief.

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  • Talha
    Dec 28, 2011 - 6:53PM

    Congratulations Pakistan.

    We must make love, not war.

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  • Imran
    Dec 28, 2011 - 6:54PM

    Oh I see… It was this Tsunami Imran was talking about!

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  • IndianDude
    Dec 28, 2011 - 6:59PM

    Mard-eHaq,

    Hahahaha. Pakistan is closely followed by India. So, the South Asian brothers do share similar tastes in forbidden, vicarious pleasures.

    Congratulation on your victory over india:D. Please do note that india has 8 times the population of pakistan and even more internet user by percentage. The google trend value is not normalized to a given city/nation but to the entire global traffic as a whole.

    BTW, china is #1 on “sex” search but google can not get access to the chinese data due to chinese government filtering of internet.

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  • Mard-e-Haq
    Dec 28, 2011 - 7:02PM

    @wise counsel & IndianDude,

    I was just pointing to yet another fraternal bond here:-) I do not deny the stats.

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  • Tariqhl
    Dec 28, 2011 - 7:03PM

    Amazingly Pakistan also tops the google trends in “Education” and Teachers” searches globally…….Does anyone have any explanation for that.

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  • Basil
    Dec 28, 2011 - 7:05PM

    Where is Karachi???

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  • Acorn Guts
    Dec 28, 2011 - 7:07PM

    … which nation had issues with Veena Malik again?

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  • muhammad behzad
    Dec 28, 2011 - 7:11PM

    the hypocrisy of our society stands exposed.we scream at veena malik for bringing bad name to islam and pakistan while the reality is that our public is obsessed with sex the most in the world.all that shouting and screaming over qaum ki ghairat while the mard-e-momins are busy looking up sex on the internet.

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  • Dec 28, 2011 - 7:20PM

    @muhammad behzad

    Atleast looking for in the walls of their homes … not displaying their assests to the world :)

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  • Mohsin
    Dec 28, 2011 - 7:21PM

    Why so much fuss about it? Had it been in some western country, it would have been termed as a basic human need but here….. Get over it.

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  • Megatron
    Dec 28, 2011 - 7:23PM

    What a shame…PTA pls wak-up..

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  • Mubeen
    Dec 28, 2011 - 7:25PM

    Well, the previous one was fake though. (reported by Fox i think)
    Let see thing in different perspectives…

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  • so Sad
    Dec 28, 2011 - 7:26PM

    lollllllllllllllllll we are just watching and the other countries are making so no need to worry !!!! we are not involved in real bad things.

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  • Dec 28, 2011 - 7:27PM

    Maintained?

    Last year, Pakistan wasn’t even in the top 10 for neither sex nor porn.

    http://www.google.com/trends?q=sex&ctab=0&geo=all&date=2010&sort=0
    http://www.google.com/trends?q=porn&ctab=0&geo=all&date=2010&sort=0

    Don’t just rewrite what others publish and do your own research you lousy editors.

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  • Dec 28, 2011 - 7:30PM

    Oh! Google trends show us in the number one slot as PTA had banned website so people resorted to google .
    And since our public is under exposed compared to the countries who make it, therefore our people search porn or sex while the rest of the world directly googles pornstar’s name, use 4chan, rapidshare searching, etc or use torrents.Recommend

  • Imran ahmed siddiqui
    Dec 28, 2011 - 7:30PM

    I would rather have my countrymen searching SEX on internet than killing people on the streets!!

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  • Mubeen
    Dec 28, 2011 - 7:33PM

    Oh common i mean go to google insights.
    Pakistan isnt on 1st they are on 5th number :P

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  • Optimist
    Dec 28, 2011 - 7:34PM

    The search ‘sex’ on google doesn’t bring good results… it only shows curiosity (because they have heard such things)
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    In the west, people know which websites to go to and have credit cards to watch porn. In Pakistan, poor guys just watch some dirty pics and think this is the end of the world!

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  • Naveed Javed
    Dec 28, 2011 - 7:34PM

    How can you people point out Veena for all what she has done; Hypocrites!!

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  • Cherish
    Dec 28, 2011 - 7:43PM

    There is nothing wrong in Pakistanis searching for ‘sex’ on Google. But it is the hypocrisy of the Pakistani upper class ( read right wing) that is laughable. The bizarre claims that Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor and Veena Malik are ‘corrupting’ the moral fabric of Pakistan are ludicrous. The worrying aspect is the subcontinent’s fascination with bestiality. Pakistan tops in all those perverted searches and India is not far behind.Recommend

  • truepak
    Dec 28, 2011 - 7:45PM

    i dont think its credible info.i mean how can india lag behind with its over a billion population with as much acccess to web,if not more than pakistan,i wonder who tops the list for generating such type of contentRecommend

  • Dec 28, 2011 - 7:46PM

    really shame on us.

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  • Anonymous
    Dec 28, 2011 - 7:49PM

    It is not Pakistan only five out of ten countries are Muslim majority countries.

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  • Hashaam
    Dec 28, 2011 - 7:49PM

    Dear All and the writer of the report,

    I have came across something on Youtube recently which kinda open up my eyes regarding the FAKE propaganda of searching porn in pakistan. This is kinda video which everyone can verify themselves by simply going to Google and following the same steps as directed in the video and you will come to know that it’s all fake propaganda. Ironically most of the videos with the same titles are disables with Audio by Youtube (Interesting) but I find the same clip with an audio for your viewing. Please have a look and spread the word around you until this clip is disabled too. Here’s the link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKJ2Ah4FUzI&feature=related

    Please don’t believe blindly on what you are fed in media. Things might be different in reality.
    I would like the writer of this report to please write something on this propaganda as well and clear some minds. I believe that they can contribute in a positive way to journalism and the country.

    Regards,

    Hashaam

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  • Haroon
    Dec 28, 2011 - 7:52PM

    Btw population size has been taken into account because the rank is calculated by dividing the number of searches for the term by the total number of google searches from that area. So it is a relative measure rather than an absolute one.

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  • Usama
    Dec 28, 2011 - 8:00PM

    Its a Fake Report Guys
    Its Imposible

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  • Dec 28, 2011 - 8:03PM

    At least we are on the top i something :D

    Follow the link to know how many people actually watch porn in an average 60 seconds. http://ihunzai.com/60-seconds-is-not-that-less-infographics

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  • Sohail Rizki
    Dec 28, 2011 - 8:03PM

    @wise counsel.:
    Indian do not have to search, they have Indian movies for sex.Recommend

  • Sohail Rizki
    Dec 28, 2011 - 8:06PM

    @Anonymous:
    Because they do not find sex on the street as in non-Muslim countries.

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  • Sadia
    Dec 28, 2011 - 8:18PM

    Pakistan is far far ahead than any country searching for “indian songs”
    How is this even possible? don’t indian search for their own songs?
    http://www.google.com/trends?q=indian+songs&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all&sort=0

    i have checked Pakistan also tops in searching for “songs”. i don’t think Pakistanis love music more than Indians.

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  • Ahmed
    Dec 28, 2011 - 8:19PM

    We totally rule mannnn ;)) we Pakistanis have our needs too u know hahahaha

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  • Ali
    Dec 28, 2011 - 8:19PM

    So what?

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  • adil
    Dec 28, 2011 - 8:22PM

    Pakistan also tops the list for the word “jobs”

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  • Gender Discrimination
    Dec 28, 2011 - 8:23PM

    i wish this stat could reveal how much women have searched this word. there is a generalization only men search “sex” which is not true!

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  • Sophist
    Dec 28, 2011 - 8:28PM

    @Baber: Yeah I agree with you.

    The editor needs to investigate before publishing. All they want is just to make headlines, they don’t care what impact it would have on the society. Shame on them.

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  • jaaa
    Dec 28, 2011 - 8:35PM

    http://www.google.com/trends?q=sex&ctab=0&geo=all&date=2011-12&sort=0
    says srilanka.why you have to always blame Pakistan?

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  • vigilant
    Dec 28, 2011 - 8:37PM

    Pakistan is among top ten countries in search of Universities, Engineering, Medical Sciences, Teachers, Scholarships, Fashion, jobs, etc…..what about that??

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  • wise counsel.
    Dec 28, 2011 - 8:45PM

    @Sohail Rizki:
    :))))) whispering ….check out who watches bollywood movies maximum…lol.shhhhhhh!!!!

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  • MD
    Dec 28, 2011 - 8:52PM

    Watching porn is absolutely a natural trait, particularly amongst young men and women as it represents a biological process of hormones getting activated with growing age. I would rather call it abnormal if a young man or a woman, irrespective of their sexual preferences, desist from showing interest in sex, such people need medical help. Sex and the pleasure/ecstasy that comes with it, is not a bad thing, in fact, it’s vital for survival of all the species, including humans. Imagine a world where there is no sex and species are supposed to reproduce themselves voluntarily with some kind of different mechanism, bereft of any pleasures. How many species, including humans, would have resorted to reproduce themselves?
    As for Pakistan getting the glorious rank of number one on porn watch scale, I would say it’s more to do with the strict segregation of sexes than any dubious characteristics. But, when world pokes fun at Pakistanis as most sex starved people, it’s something to do with double standard practiced by a vast majority of Paks. You guys wear religion on your sleeves when even a most fickle issue under the sun, is discussed.
    Religion is not an answer to every aspect of life, it’s confined to the catering to the needs of one’s spirituality and nothing more.Recommend

  • umair
    Dec 28, 2011 - 8:53PM

    this is so lame, this shows we are equal in number of internet users with eurpeon countries or US. Ground reality is, alomost 50% of Pakistanis dont know that how to use computer.

    Secondly, who is number 1 in uloading porns? US, Canada, Austrailia, France…?????

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  • JSM
    Dec 28, 2011 - 9:00PM

    Then why the hala-gulla about Veena Malik’s recent photos. Is local talent not appreciated?

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  • Samad
    Dec 28, 2011 - 9:00PM

    Dear Indian Friend, please check the Google trends, out of 10 cities 7 belongs to India, so congratulation from our side for doing marvelous work :)

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  • AftabSiddiqui
    Dec 28, 2011 - 9:06PM

    technically speaking google trends is always incorrect.. “Google Trends uses IP address information from server logs to make a best guess about where queries originated”…. and that is why ISB and LHR are listed.. because PTCL and Mobilink IP addresses are registered in ISB and Wateen and LDN addresses are registered in LHR… :) their algo sucks big time.. no body around the world cares about google trends.. but ofcourse we do..

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  • Sameer Khan
    Dec 28, 2011 - 9:17PM

    I would recommend that The Tribune’s web desk should once again study how to gain accurate and correct analysis regarding searches done on google and where those searches are originating from. The article says that Google trends can be used to study that data. I have worked for Google for one year, we have tools at Google which provide us with accurate statistics of searches and their geographical origins , and that data is used to direct advertisements related to those searches in real time. i will be providing some interesting facts related to searches done by users categorized geographically. If anybody has interesting ideas , do share with me

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  • Awais
    Dec 28, 2011 - 9:26PM

    can google tell who is on top wile making SEX tapes………….?

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  • Pakistan One
    Dec 28, 2011 - 9:34PM

    It is absolutely absurd to even believe in the story line. I have read these news before in many newspapers on many websites and fail to understand that the percentage of Pakistanis who use internet is far less than that of USA, INDIA, UK, JAPAN, IRAN, CHINA. Even if we assume that all Pakistanis are searching for sex still Pakistan cannot be number one on such indexes.

    Its time to use some brain.

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  • awais sultan
    Dec 28, 2011 - 9:37PM

    Well, because our new generation is highly suffering from depression, depression of economy, depression of education, depression of future, depression of financial crisis, depression of CNG, PETROL, LOAD SHEDDING, GAS LOAD SHEDDING, LAWLESSNESS, TERRORISM etc…. So one seeks relief from mental stress in watching porn and having drugs. Our young generation must not be held responsible for all this infact our corrupt rulers are responsible.

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  • Dec 28, 2011 - 9:38PM

    Always highlight the negative. Good job Pakistani news paper.

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  • Imran Ali Rathore
    Dec 28, 2011 - 9:52PM

    Shame shame to all of above and to Pakistan!

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  • Anum Athar
    Dec 28, 2011 - 9:56PM

    Can you ever include some positive news in your paper? What about the fact that for ‘education’ and ‘university’ Pakistan is the top searcher in Google?

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  • narayana murthy
    Dec 28, 2011 - 10:13PM

    WHO CARES!!!

    At the end of the day, we all die and be nobodies.

    So, who cares if you watch porn for your needs or you are a Hugh Heffner?

    Don’t worry. Just be happy.

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  • Dec 28, 2011 - 10:27PM

    At least we Pakistani reached on top! :P

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  • TrueMuslim
    Dec 28, 2011 - 10:35PM

    This is a conspiracy to defame Muslim countries and Islam. They deliberately show Muslim countries looking for porn!!!!!!

    GOOGLE IS OWNED BY JEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Babar
    Dec 28, 2011 - 10:36PM

    Also see the positive side. Pakistan ranks either 1st or 2nd in the searches like Biotechnology, Physics, Education, Teacher, Research, Textile, Engineering, Agriculture, Zoology…………. and many more.
    http://www.google.com/trends

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  • Waqar
    Dec 28, 2011 - 10:39PM

    Google Trends is far from being accurate!

    Fox News reports are far from being truthful in many cases!

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  • Babar
    Dec 28, 2011 - 10:40PM

    @TrueMuslim:
    Also see the positive side. Pakistan ranks either 1st or 2nd in the searches like Biotechnology, Physics, Education, Teacher, Research, Textile, Engineering, Agriculture, Zoology…………. and many more.
    http://www.google.com/trends

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  • Cautious
    Dec 28, 2011 - 10:41PM

    Fascinating — yesterdays headlines include an article talking about the govt denying access to thousands of porn sites and the general commentary was strongly in favor. Today’s headline points out Pakistan remains king of porn searches and the commentary is mostly denial. I think Pakistani’s need to come to grip with reality — land of the pure you ain’t.

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  • Abdul Rehman Gilani
    Dec 28, 2011 - 10:44PM

    Fox News report republished by Tribune.

    Just read between the lines and understand.
    Why am I not surprised?

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  • Abdul Rehman Gilani
    Dec 28, 2011 - 10:46PM

    This is shameful.

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  • Dec 28, 2011 - 11:03PM

    The top city for “sex” search is New Delhi, and there are four Indian cities among the top 10 for this search. Bangalore is #3, Chennai #4 and Mumbai #5. No Pakistani cities on this list.

    The top language for “sex ” search is Indonesian.

    Google search terms are very unique, and if you use a different word for the same thing, you end up with very different top 10 lists. For example if you look at search trends for “bestiality”, a more sophisticated term for “animal sex”, you get very different results. Neither India nor Pakistan show up among the top 10 for “bestiality”, revealing the amateurish nature of South Asian searchers driven more by curiosity than intent.

    http://www.riazhaq.com/2010/07/exposing-hateful-lies-on-google.html

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  • Optimist
    Dec 28, 2011 - 11:58PM

    O my goodness. Now west should avoid calling Pakistanis as fundamentalist. This shows how people liberals in our country. bravo everybody enjoying their own trends.

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  • O teri
    Dec 29, 2011 - 12:03AM

    its totally fake…do not just believe what the media says…

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  • O teri
    Dec 29, 2011 - 12:06AM

    its totally fake…its not possible…
    do not just believe what others are saying…

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  • Partner in crime
    Dec 29, 2011 - 12:14AM

    Spreading love strong text

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  • sohail
    Dec 29, 2011 - 12:18AM

    Men are horny devils and Pakistani men are there ‘Bap’

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  • Zeeshan Ummaid Ali
    Dec 29, 2011 - 12:21AM

    Well according to google insight this very moment,,, 9:14 pm on 29th of december 2011
    Pakistan ranks 5th in 2011 in seaching for word SEX
    first four are :
    srilanka, ethopia,india and papa new guinea respectively.

    In 2011 PORN is searched as well and Pakistan ranks 8th in it.
    Ahead of Pakistan are:
    1. Papua New Guinea Trinidad and Tobago United Kingdom Zambia Lesotho Zimbabwe United States
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  • Faisal
    Dec 29, 2011 - 12:32AM

    @Samad
    India has more cities than Pakistan in general, not to mention that India’s total population is more than six times that of Pakistan.

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  • Long-live-pakistan
    Dec 29, 2011 - 12:38AM

    lol. Now I understand how Veena malik got motivation

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  • Bilal
    Dec 29, 2011 - 12:39AM

    http://www.google.com/trends

    Pakistan tops the search words

    Sex porn and xxx. On the trends. ( on above link change time frame to 2011 )

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  • Pakistani German
    Dec 29, 2011 - 12:46AM

    And given it is coming fron FOX NEWS Report, it must be the absolute truth.

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  • Saad Durrani
    Dec 29, 2011 - 12:57AM

    Seriously Express Tribune, stop pretending to be a newspaper and come out as a tabloid. Even Google says that Google Trends is not be trusted.

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  • abc
    Dec 29, 2011 - 12:58AM

    so….why they ban….porn…they should ban…sex not porn..

    cause we are not in the list..of porn..

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  • Rehan
    Dec 29, 2011 - 12:59AM

    Pakistan is also the top in these searches. Check out for yourself on trends.google.com

    Quran,fashion,movie,muslim,educationuniversityamitabh bachansongspaperfreeenglishjobscricketwicketsixesmatchresult (2nd after bangladesh)
    My judgements on all this is that Pakistanis are just searching a lot. They do not know which website to visit directly. What is of interest to them, they spend more time searching for it than the rest of the world. Recommend

  • Faisal
    Dec 29, 2011 - 1:21AM

    Pakistani men were always perverts but the sad part is these days girls in Pakistan are also becoming perverted. Recommend

  • Lad
    Dec 29, 2011 - 1:22AM

    Looks like the article is written by someone who follows OMFGFacts on twitter.Recommend

  • Shayan
    Dec 29, 2011 - 1:33AM

    Well i was googling sex and i got here. so go figure

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  • FAhad
    Dec 29, 2011 - 1:39AM

    Gr8 Achivmnt … And Now We Can say That Pak Zindabad …..lol …But Its Good To Hear Pta Dsl And World call Banned about 10000 Sex Sites In Pk …

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  • Show
    Dec 29, 2011 - 2:45AM

    This only because google underestimates the number of Pakistanis with access to the Internet
    Think about it
    Once you go on cities Delhi is at the top

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  • someone
    Dec 29, 2011 - 3:09AM

    Can anyone tell me, who is the guy in quetta searching for sex and taking us to the top. Plus the main search language is chinese?? WTF?

    http://www.google.com/trends?q=sex&date=all&geo=pak&ctab=0&sort=0&sa=N

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  • Babloo
    Dec 29, 2011 - 3:10AM

    Its misleading to compare numbers without taking into consideration the population of internet users. India’s population of internet users is 7-8 times bigger than Pakistan’s. So , if they are comparing absolute numbers, Pakistan’s internet users are searching for ‘sex’ , 700-800% more than users in India.

    They should divide the number of searches by the population of internet users and then compare , for the comparison to be meaningful.

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  • Haroon
    Dec 29, 2011 - 3:34AM

    And we call ourselves land of pure!!!!

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  • nice person
    Dec 29, 2011 - 3:55AM

    @wise counsel.:
    you have to read the complete blog before commenting on it,, it says that total number of specific search divided by total number all searches from same area,,, so population dont have any affect on it,,,,

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  • pakistankiqasam
    Dec 29, 2011 - 4:07AM

    @ the LOW IQ INDIANS laughing at us,

    pls read the article carefully, the findings are relative, i.e based on percentage of total searches. it is not an absolute figure. can you not do simple arithematics…..

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  • Ali
    Dec 29, 2011 - 4:13AM

    its my hobby to watch porno ……….but i never used the word sex for that purpose…….wtf …..south asians dont knw how to search porno amatures …………..and u knw wht using sex u dont get the desiered results …………infact google suggests sex and the city movie ……..lol ……….

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  • Bilal
    Dec 29, 2011 - 5:18AM

    Reposing Babars comment!
    In 2011 only 1 city is from Pak in top 10.
    Last year, Pakistan wasn’t even in the top 10 for neither sex nor porn.
    http://www.google.com/trends?q=sex&ctab=0&geo=all&date=2010&sort=0
    http://www.google.com/trends?q=porn&ctab=0&geo=all&date=2010&sort=0
    Don’t just rewrite what others publish and do your own researchRecommend

  • Bilal
    Dec 29, 2011 - 5:23AM

    And one funny trend i noticed is that Search for word sex changes every year.
    2004-2007 Pakistan was on the top slot.
    2008-2010 Pakistan nowhere in the top 10 list.
    2011 Pakistan back to no 1!
    Does it have to do anything with the political stability in the country??!
    you can click on the following link and check year wise.
    http://www.google.com/trends?q=sex&ctab=0&geo=all&date=2011&sort=0

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  • faraz
    Dec 29, 2011 - 5:42AM

    We are a frustrated nation where people have to pose that they are righteous Muslims. Nothing wrong with porn, everyone watches it

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  • shah
    Dec 29, 2011 - 5:46AM

    Pakistan also maintains top slot in google search for ‘poetry’ … that’s some aesthetics

    http://www.google.com/trends?q=poetry

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  • liberal
    Dec 29, 2011 - 5:55AM

    Thanks to us liberals!

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  • Amir
    Dec 29, 2011 - 6:55AM

    0Well, West should rethink of its stance about Jihad loving,viscous,bloodthirsty fundamentalist mullahs. Look at over love for “love making”.
    There is nothing wrong in it. look at the factors, Pakistan has more 16 to 36 years old Then entire Europe, fewer opportunities for recreation,strict social norms among sexual relationship outside marriage etc
    I wounder how would be a Soho (London) like place in the middle of Lahore.

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  • Umair
    Dec 29, 2011 - 7:02AM

    some one searching “sex” for porn is really newbie in the game…”pros” use the specific term. poor people of my country, they don’t know the porn terminology……

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  • Waqar
    Dec 29, 2011 - 7:02AM

    @Sameer Khan:

    Yes, Sameer, if you could analyse those stats be sure to cross verify any days where there has been load shedding for a prolonged period (pretty often), then we can find any discrepancy in the trends.

    If there has been an unusual amount of searches for the word ‘sex’ and it’s variants on any day where there has been power outages, then we can safely say that the Google trends has been manipulated.

    What is the population of Islamabad and what ratio of this population has access to internet?

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  • riz
    Dec 29, 2011 - 7:59AM

    is this a liberty looking for by our liberals?????

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  • Zalim singh
    Dec 29, 2011 - 8:54AM

    lol

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  • Dec 29, 2011 - 8:57AM

    *They have given the data of “searching” only. They should give the data of those countries as will who mostly “upload” the videos. *

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  • Azeem
    Dec 29, 2011 - 9:07AM

    Molvis (relegious Leaders) tell u the reality after death in light of Quran & Sunnah that if u abstain from doing sins then you will be awarded Jnnah (Paradise). Pls. read Sur-e-Rehman & Sur-e-Waqiya with translation & tafseer. God Bless u with peaceful soul

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  • babar
    Dec 29, 2011 - 9:12AM

    how easily we try to undermine our own people … and taking this search so seriously does anyone knows or have any proof that how authentic it is ? @ sadiah i agree with you pakistani cant be loving bollywood songs more then indians they are mad this all research is fake ……….

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  • Manzoor
    Dec 29, 2011 - 9:37AM

    But for the word ‘PORN’ the order of the top cities is:

    New Delhi , India
    Calcutta, India
    Houston, TX, USA
    Mumbai, India
    Dublin, Ireland
    London, U
    K
    Chicago, IL, USA
    Dallas, TX, USA
    Melbourne,Australia
    Bangalore, India

    http://www.google.com/trends?q=Porn&ctab=0&geo=all&date=2011-12&sort=0

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  • Dec 29, 2011 - 9:44AM

    This looks very credible because it comes from Google Trends, a website dedicated to check out all the search trends. There, you may also compare few terms. For example, you may want to compare Pakistan vs India to know exactly how many people searched for Pakistan vs India, and so on. I checked this trending three days back and found the same results. Pakistan tops such a search. Atleast we top something!

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  • Amir Ali
    Dec 29, 2011 - 9:57AM

    Well one things for sure that we have respect for the month of Ramadan. We all can atleast pray that the month of blessings may change hearts and mind of us all. After all its a mortal who makes mistakes.

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  • Ahmer Ali
    Dec 29, 2011 - 10:00AM

    When PTA will block pornographic links on internet then google is the only resource of searching sexual contents’ links for the internet-user nation especially for youth who know how to operate internet on the computers and GPRS supported iphones and mobiles.Now PTA has to block google as a reaction of it.

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  • waqar khan marwat
    Dec 29, 2011 - 10:37AM

    why not google machine is surveying porno video makers top ten list?

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  • Yuri Kondratyuk
    Dec 29, 2011 - 10:40AM

    @Mard-e-Haq:

    Pakistan is closely followed by India

    Brother, if you consider Indian population and internet penetration, India is far behind Pakistan. Well anyways, I accept defeat. Pakistan wins :)

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  • Pakistani
    Dec 29, 2011 - 10:47AM

    Errrrrrrrrrrr

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  • Dec 29, 2011 - 10:49AM

    Pakistan topped with sex, it might be bcz majority of pakistanis do not get sex-education and they look for it on web. Look at trends.google.com and type ‘nude‘, India tops in “nude” along with its 4 major districts in cities category. Do they look for nude-education?? Why Why Why we pakistanis are always responsible for everything… heh!

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  • Dec 29, 2011 - 10:50AM

    P.S. Look at this comment by Tariqhl:
    Amazingly Pakistan also tops the google trends in “Education” and Teachers” searches globally…….Does anyone have any explanation for that. It justifies everythiing.

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  • Nauman
    Dec 29, 2011 - 10:57AM

    Please check the Result with other words as well. e.g, Muslim Islam you’ll find Pakistan atop again.

    Could we not derive from this that Pakistan is googling too much?…simply that..

    there is a link to a propaganda video above in the posts as well..watch that plz. Countries without family culture are more morally spoiled….in Pakistan or Eastern culture people are not in much liberty of enjoying the privacy as people in developed world. or many or non Islamic countries as well..

    So one must analyse the information before drawing a conclusion. this information is just too much narrow and raw in nature.

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  • the truth
    Dec 29, 2011 - 11:56AM

    @Waqar: Agreed

    False fasle fasle, this research is flawed have a look at this http://t.co/RXAWGQl2

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  • Salman Sheikh
    Dec 29, 2011 - 11:58AM

    Another lame news to malign Pakistan..

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  • Yasir
    Dec 29, 2011 - 12:04PM

    Oxford Dictionary: Meaning of word Sex:
    either of the two main categories (male and female) into which humans and most other living things are divided on the basis of their reproductive functions

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  • Sumair Khemani
    Dec 29, 2011 - 12:11PM

    Pakistan has been ranked first in searching the word “EDUCATION” as well.. STOP!! promoting the negative sides of everything..

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  • Fareed Kamran
    Dec 29, 2011 - 12:21PM

    May Allah (SWT) give hidayat to all Pakistanis. (aameen)

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  • zezu
    Dec 29, 2011 - 12:24PM

    The other side … Pakistan is top google user.

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  • Naveed
    Dec 29, 2011 - 1:18PM

    Reporting such trivial matters shows how desperate and sad the tribune team currently is…I mean seriously guys you can’t find anything better than this to report. I am sure there are hundreds and thousands of Pakistani’s doing great work in the world, why don’t you promote them. Why does everything thing has to be from a negative perspective.
    Grow up! Not that I am supporting online pornography or other related things but still c’mon I am sure you can find much better things to report

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  • Muhammad Muzafar
    Dec 29, 2011 - 2:26PM

    Maybe Islamabad is “Number 1″ in searching “sex” but may we please get some insight into who is”Number 1″ in producing all theat visual content?

    Maybe our society is sexually frustrated to a certain extend but casual sex, illegitimate abortions and porn production are ever increasing in the Google’s home country i.e. the US!

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  • Peshawari Khan
    Dec 29, 2011 - 2:31PM

    Very shock. Why we have face a lot of problems in the shape of corrupt politicians, gas and electricity load shedding, price hike, inflation, natural disasters etcs, So we should learn from these catastrophe. I absolutely and humbly urged the government and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to block all the porn sites. We will never success in any fields. So plz my brothers don’t say proud to be No.1. I want to see Pakistani youth successful in all fields of life, education, science, politics, religion etcs.

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  • Unknown
    Dec 29, 2011 - 2:58PM

    its fake report just type http://www.google.com/trends then type sex or porn in the search bar in 2011 u will see pakistan but in 2010 or in 2009 u will not see pakistan or any cities of pakistan

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  • Warrior
    Dec 29, 2011 - 3:10PM

    Is there any thing positive to report about Pakistan, “Dear ET”. I am sure, there are a lot of positive things happening, here, which should be reported. Especially from you, “ET”, who has the strength to look at the brighter side of things.
    Moreso, I condemn the way, you have reported this incident. May God be with you.Recommend

  • sardar umer sial
    Dec 29, 2011 - 3:27PM

    @Paki-Australian:
    you are doing wrong by blaming mullahs for your own weaknesses. man is made strong and he should get married, if he has needs, don’t use ill methods for your pleasure and make yourself vicarious human.

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  • sardar umer sial
    Dec 29, 2011 - 3:30PM

    @IndianDude:
    may be china is on top, but pakistan and india are also there. why western countries are not on top since it is all there dirtiness that is floating on internet. we eastern people have a history of clean and noble character, they have spoiled our youth. shame on all pornographic media and its viewers.

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  • Ozymandias
    Dec 29, 2011 - 3:44PM

    @Muhammad Muzafar:
    So you’re saying there is a trade imbalance here?

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  • double-standard
    Dec 29, 2011 - 3:59PM

    its just a matter of lack of vocab .. I search the trend for the word porn ireland , greece ,india , Uk ,USA,canada ,australia are on top searchers and also UK USA cities are in top ranking ..Recommend

  • Naveen
    Dec 29, 2011 - 4:24PM

    Actually, this is a function of vocabulary really. Go to google trends and use different words and see what the results are.

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  • Tariq
    Dec 29, 2011 - 4:30PM

    Irrelevant statistics, ET has failed to put any research in their article yet again.

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  • Dec 29, 2011 - 4:42PM

    This is not the case!

    We certainly don’t have the websites listed in our bookmarks/favorites (in Pakistan) & that’s the reason we focus on searching (GOOGLE, you should thank this nation to keep your SE running & helping you generate the revenue).

    Rest of the world have everything listed in their bookmarks/favorites, they even have paid accounts to access the vulgarity, unlike Pakistan (than why they would search for anything else)!

    Mind my words, even INDIA is way too ahead but the matter is their search criteria (for instance there are different SEs & maybe google isn’t that good option for others to search for pornography).

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  • Humayun Pervez
    Dec 29, 2011 - 5:07PM

    Despicable and a very short sighted article showing only a very small part of a very large picture. Though it is very shameful that Pakistan should rank anywhere on the top in searching for this term (sex) but this article only shows how narrow the point of view of the writer is because he/she was only able to get trend analysis for the this one term.

    Now to make my point clear what I am talking about is that Pakistan Ranks first on many of the other terms as well, not only in 2011 but in the trend analysis of all the years. Here are a few example where Pakistan retains the top positions.

    1). News

    2). Muslim

    3). Islam

    4). World

    5). Geo

    6). Geo Physics

    7). Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Iran

    and you go on and on and you will find Pakistan and India holding top spots in many popular search terms.

    Secondly the top 10 list of cities contain 7 Indian cities and top 2 cities are also Indian.

    Thirdly technically Islamabad and Lahore are showing on the top spot because in Pakistan most telecom companies have their registered offices in Islamabad and Lahore and the IP addresses they have are also registered in these cities so even if someone uses internet from Rawalpindi, Murree, Muzzafrabad, Peshawar it will show as Islamabad and same with the other cities. So in that terms the Google Algo is very bad in showing the exact trends.

    Also i would like you guys to always confirm the source before jumping the guns on these pathetically written articles . Please visit Google trends page to verify the results yourself and play around. It’s interesting stuff anyways….Recommend

  • Haris Javed
    Dec 29, 2011 - 5:12PM

    The best propaganda omits rather than invents“: Masan Cooley
    :)
    lets talk in figures;
    Pakistan where 60% (112.5 million) of total population (187.5 million) inhabits in rural areas..
    where total number of internet users are “JUST 20.43 MILLION”..
    can it topple up really in this regard? :) from whom?
    CHINA where internet users are “485 MILLION“?
    or USA where internet users are “245 MILLION“?
    or INDIA with “100 MILLION“?
    or JAPAN with “99 MILLION“?
    or BRAZIL with “75 MILLION” :)
    it was really disappointing to see many of the readers not understanding the underlying propaganda…

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  • Bravo
    Dec 29, 2011 - 5:35PM

    Sex say Geo…

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  • Dec 29, 2011 - 5:36PM

    This is So Lame !! How even the reporter can even think this might be correct!! so we can now publish any rubbish here???

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  • Bravo
    Dec 29, 2011 - 5:38PM

    @Akbar:
    Akbar sb. Pakistani wants new stuff every time that’s why they do not bookmark any thing. New search every time.
    …..
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  • Ayaz Munir
    Dec 29, 2011 - 5:43PM

    I cant think why the nation has become so lustful, at one place we calim of serving Islam , whereas actually the biggest beneficairies from us are all those who do Non-Islamic works.Recommend

  • Faiz
    Dec 29, 2011 - 5:44PM

    I would suggest pakistani’s to use proxy server to remain anonymous :)
    BTW FOX News is not the authentic source even in americaRecommend

  • wahab
    Dec 29, 2011 - 5:49PM

    becareful its fox news 100% against pakistan , pak is their target . u can think of it for a moment bcoz technically its not possible , how could pakistan surpass india , brazil , china etc with less internet access to the people. even pak is short of electricity

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  • Dec 29, 2011 - 6:00PM

    Has anyone even seen the statistics closely?

    In the top Cities section, atleast 8 cities from INDIA are mentioned to have greatest hits and yet to sum it up they do not make INDIA number 1? How is it even possible, considering the population ratio between the two countries and the ratio of internet users?

    Really google? Again?

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  • Waqas Butt
    Dec 29, 2011 - 6:05PM

    Brothers and sisters, it is not a matter of debate. It is not important that either we stand in the top 10 or top 50. Important thing is that when we have been told to stay away from these things why are we getting more into it. There was a time when a small sin counts on true muslims as a weight of mountains but now we take these sins so lightly and igore them. I came across a story of one of the companions of Prophet Muhammad (PHBU). who commited a sin of that kind and then see how he repented and asked forgiveness.
    Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRq2Sfg77dA&feature=share

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  • Dec 29, 2011 - 6:27PM

    Congrats we are #1 again, i wonder if positions starts from (0) then we stand on that (0) position.
    only need is for AWARENESS which is not available in our country because all time we Pakistanies are busy in so called Politics & Politicians.

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  • Hu Jintao
    Dec 29, 2011 - 6:29PM

    We all know that these results aren’t precise even confirmed by Google but still you report it

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  • Rehan
    Dec 29, 2011 - 6:37PM

    What a lousy report, Term “sex” can be searched for many other purposes then porn

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  • samia
    Dec 29, 2011 - 6:39PM

    If you go on Youtube there are hundereds of videos of Pakistani actresses in which their bra strap is visible by mistake and thousands of Pakistani men leave extremely perverted comments underneath it. I mean what can you expect from a nation which gets excited by bra straps?

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  • Marium
    Dec 29, 2011 - 6:50PM

    Dear Editor

    To say that I was disheartened to read this post would be an understatement. Not because it grieves me to know the favoured past time of us Pakistani’s ( Like most I believe this to be only natural and not a sordid reflection of our mentality ) but the extent to which we tend to be self depreciating in the name of impartial reporting. For the sake of my belief in the impartiality of our media please tell me that you were not aware of Pakistan topping the education and women rights trend in the Google trends for 2011 as well. For if you aware and still failed to report it in favour of this juicy tit bit of information you will affirm my belief in the apologetic and self depreciating reporting by some of our media rather than critical and analytical. Let me give you some food for thought

    http://www.google.com/trends?q=women+rights&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all&sort=0

    http://www.google.com/trends?q=education&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all&sort=0

    An angry Pakistani

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  • ANON
    Dec 29, 2011 - 8:24PM

    @MD:
    Your post was sensible till you said that sex segregation in Pakistani is the reason. Let me clarify, Pakistan is not a sex segregated society but it is certainly religious and have strict values. Because of this people don’t get the chance to do sex as freely as westerners. So obviously people are looking towards porn which is fine as it helps sexually frustrated people here. So no problem with porn.

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  • Hameed
    Dec 29, 2011 - 8:41PM

    We want sex its that simple. For a frustrated nation what other outlet is available apart from the net and the goats. I say let em have it. Make it like Thailand. Open sex for everyone. Recommend

  • Nazir Ahgmed Minto
    Dec 29, 2011 - 9:11PM

    Out of the Frying Pan…and….Into the FIRE !

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