Your choice: Top stories of 2012

From Arfa to Malala, porn bans and cars running on water, 2012 has been a roller coaster year for Pakistan.

Jahanzaib Haque December 26, 2012

The stories below were selected based on the number of visits to individual articles, representing what visitors to the Tribune website considered vital reads for 2012.


                                                                      Over 100,000 views


Diligent student compiles list of 780,000 porn sites for PTA to ban – Web Desk
Who knows pornography better than a teenage boy?


Veena Malik denies nude photo shoot for FHM – Web Desk
Shot with clothes on!


The water car fraud – Pervez Hoodbhoy
Our media is chasing spectacle, not truth


                                                                     50,000-100,000 views


HEC releases Pakistan's top universities lists – Web Desk
Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad leading



Veena Malik's 'holi' moment – Web Desk
Veena Malik played Holi for the first time in India


PTA approved: Over 1,000 porn sites blocked in Pakistan – Jahanzaib Haque
PTA has provided a list of 1,000 most frequented porn sites in Pakistan


Militancy: Progressive voice for tribal women silenced in attack – Asad Zia
In Farida Afridi’s death, women from the tribal belt have lost a fierce fighter


Ultimatum to US: ‘Criminalise blasphemy or lose consulate’ – Rana Tanveer
Around 10,000 people participated in the main rally


Teenage beauty queen 'stoned to death': Report – Web Desk
Controversy surrounds media reports in the wake of her death


Morning show host Maya Khan fired from Samaa TV – Taha Siddiqui/Web Desk
The morning show host blamed “a vicious media campaign by rival groups”


Miss China crowned Miss World China - AFP
Miss China won the coveted title of Miss World, triumphing on home soil


                                                                      30,000-50,000 views


Arfa Karim passes away: Whiz kid loses battle for her life – Aroosa Shaukat
16 years old, child prodigy, inspiration, youngest certified Microsoft Professional


If Malala survives, we will target her again: Taliban – Web Desk/Agencies
Will target her again if she survives because she is a “secular-minded lady”


Punjab announces 32,000 vacancies for teachers – Web Desk
first large scale recruitment by Punjab’s education sector in the past five years


Women paraded naked after ‘asking for girl’s hand in marriage’ for son – Owais Jafri
Jamila said that the men told her that they will teach her a lesson about honour


Bhoja Air crash in Rawalpindi: ‘No chance of survivors’ – Our correspondent/Agencies
All 127 people on board believed to be dead


Taliban 'revenge' attack on Kamra airbase – Shaheryar Popalzai/Nabil Ansari
Four suicide bombers had carried out the attack


Lucman, Bokhari run 'planted show' with Malik Riaz – Shaheryar Popalzai
What do you get when you leave the camera on during an ad break?


Pakistan’s first super model – Roland Borges
Rakhshanda’s love for Pakistan never died


The real Mahira – Anam Mansuri
Actress Mahira Khan writes obsessively


Pakistan maintains top slot in Google search for 'sex' – Web Desk
Number one slot for searching the term ‘sex’ globally for all years


11-year-old Christian girl accused of blasphemy – Qaiser Zulfiqar/Web Desk
The girl has been sent to a juvenile jail on judicial remand


Rs2.96 trillion budget for 2012-13 – Shaheryar Popalzai/Ema Anis/Ferya Ilyas
Scuffle broke out between PPP and PML-N parliamentarians during the speech


YouTube will not be unblocked anytime soon: Report – Web Desk
Officials determined not to unblock YouTube until anti-Islam video taken offline


Bhoja Air B4-213 crash: Passenger list – Web Desk
Number of adults: 110 - Children: 6 - Infants: 5


Cracks in PTI?: Qureshi vexed at Imran over by-poll boycott – Zia Khan
Some PTI leaders say Qureshi is angry at Imran for letting Gillani’s son win


Salma, Azfar and Naveen: A private or public affair? – Rafay Mahmood
After being married to Salma for 11 years, Azfar has tied the knot with Naveen Waqar


Aamir Khan to leave for Hajj – Web Desk
Khan was in Chicago shooting Dhoom 3 and returned to India


After 27 years at Engro, Asad Umar calls it a day – Farooq Tirmizi
Corporate Pakistan lost one of its most admired CEOs


Pakistani umpire denies relationship with Indian model – Web Desk
Asad Rauf admitted that his pictures with her are real


In Pakistan, underground parties push the boundaries - Reuters
“This is just epic,” says Numair Shahzada, bobbing his head to the beat


Ghazi | 8 years ago | Reply

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