10 people Pakistanis were 'most obsessed' with in 2015

Published: December 17, 2015
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Google has released its annual review of what Pakistan was searching for this year. While many of the people Pakistanis were obsessed with in 2015 may not surprise you, a few of the results in Google’s Year in Search are quite unexpected.

Let’s take a look at Google’s Year in Search which reveals the most searched people in Pakistan in 2015.

1. Reham Khan

From marriage to Pakistan’s most eligible bachelor to divorce just 10 months later, Reham Khan has been the talk of the town this year. In the space of a year, Reham amassed her share of admirers and haters. Pakistanis seemed to hang on to every word that she uttered and took pleasure in either criticising her or defending her. Love her or hate her, Pakistanis are in for a lot more of Reham next year with her new show Tabdeeli airing on TV.

Reham Khan PHOTO: SUNDAY TIMES

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2. Ayyan Ali

Once a sought-after model by top brands, Ayyan is now sought by courts and law enforcement officials for a very different reason. Dubbed the ‘dollar’ girl, Ayyan courted notoriety when she was caught allegedly smuggling over $500,000 from Islamabad airport on March 14. However, spending four months in Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail instead of denting her popularity rose her to fame as she emerged as the second most searched person in Pakistan, according to Google.

Ayyan Ali PHOTO: AYYAN ALI

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3. Amy Jackson

Surprisingly, British model-actor Amy Jackson came out on number three in the list of most searched people in Pakistan this year. The rising star also recently wore a Shehla Chatoor design to a promotional event for her upcoming film, the Akshay Kumar-starrer Singh Is Bliing.

Jackson turned heads in Chatoor’s designs while promoting Singh is Bliing. PHOTOS: PUBLICITY

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4. Karishma Tanna

Indian actress and Big Boss 8 contestant also made it to the top people searched by Pakistanis.

Karishma Tanna PHOTO: AFP

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5. Mira Rajput

It was no surprise that Mira made it to the list after she shot to fame following the announcement of her wedding to Bollywood heartthrob Shahid Kapoor earlier this year. Many hearts were broken and with it a new obsession set in. From first pictures of the beautiful couple together to the wedding of the year, the internet documented everything and Pakistanis couldn’t stop themselves from looking.

Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput PHOTO: INSTAGRAM

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6. Mandana Karimi

Another Big Boss contestant made it to the list. Apparently, Pakistanis take the Big Boss show very seriously.

Mandana Karimi PHOTO: INDIA FORUM

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7. Alessandro Volta

Among celebrities, finally, a scientist also made it to the list. Volta was an Italian physicist and chemist. He is also credited as the inventor of electrical battery and discoverer of methane.

Alessandro Volta PHOTO: anthroposophie.net

8. Gautam Gulati

Gautam Gulati is an Indian film and TV actor known for his role in ‘Diya Aur Baati Hum’ and was the winner of reality show Bigg Boss 8.

Indian television actor Gautam Gulati and Farah Khan during the ‘Bigg Boss Seaon 8’ final in Lonavala. PHOTO: AFP

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9. Qandeel Baloch

Qandeel Baloch took social media by storm and Pakistanis couldn’t get over her. Does “how em looking?” ring any bells?

Qandeel Baloch PHOTO: FACEBOOK

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10. Justin Trudeau

When it comes to Canada’s new prime minister, Pakistan is not the only nation in the world that fell in love with the handsome leader. Justin Trudeau can rock a sherwani, eats biryani, and has some killer bhangra moves. What’s not to love!

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Justin Trudeau PHOTO: THE STAR

Apart from most searched people, Google also released a list of most searched terms by Pakistanis.

Here are this year’s top 10 Google search trends:

1. YTPak

2. Bigg Boss 8

3. Bajrangi Bhaijaan

4. Kumkum Bhagya

5. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

6. PK Movie

7. ICC World Cup 2015

8. Fast & Furious 7

9. Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi

10. Bigg Boss 9

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Reader Comments (10)

  • V
    Dec 17, 2015 - 1:10PM

    Idle people, most of them will be girls.Recommend

  • Mahesh
    Dec 17, 2015 - 2:45PM

    How come they missed Ajit Doval, Narendra Modi etc.?Recommend

  • Arbit
    Dec 17, 2015 - 2:47PM

    This looks like India’s list. And then Pakistanis say they don’t care about IndiaRecommend

  • ibs
    Dec 17, 2015 - 4:08PM

    @Arbit Thats the same things Indians say yet they’re always trolling on Pakistani websites.Recommend

  • Nadeem
    Dec 17, 2015 - 4:23PM

    Don,t seems to be the transparent counting ,seems some rigging in making the list. May be some indian in the google engine.Recommend

  • Prada
    Dec 17, 2015 - 8:21PM

    I am surprised that Pakistanis watch Big Boss. It is awful and so stage-managed. Recommend

  • aman
    Dec 17, 2015 - 10:27PM

    atleast sunny leone is not , she topped on our listRecommend

  • zaina
    Dec 18, 2015 - 12:08AM

    cant believe Pakistanis are watching big boss,such a cheap and uncultured show.Im sure even in india the intellectual people don’t watch this crap.Recommend

  • TiffinBox
    Dec 18, 2015 - 1:59PM

    … and we don’t care about India. ;)Recommend

  • joearanjo
    Jan 13, 2016 - 3:07AM

    @ibs: so called indian trolls will visit even a timbaktoo website if it concernd news about India. But Pakistani obsession with India is down to its masses which is getting played out here in these statistics. None of the prominent Indian google searches has anything to do even vaguely to things / persons Pakistani . However the complete reverse is true for Pakistani. There is a deep rooted obsession with India culture/ celebrities/ among Pakistanis that cannot be questioned. We Indians on the other hand are only interested in a debate on issues common to both India and Pakistan. There is not even the tiniest fraction of interest in Pakistan cultural elements among indians which is unfortunate given its rich diversity.Recommend

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