Which Pakistanis dominated Wikipedia searches in 2016

he Wikimedia Foundation affiliate in Pakistan crunched numbers to find out who the most searched-for Pakistanis on Wikipedia were this year.

There are about 3,500 Pakistani entrants on Wikipedia and the website is home to nearly 500 million unique visitors a month.

Which Pakistanis were people reading about in 2016? Here’s a complete list:

1. Malala Yousafzai

Pageviews: 2,685,301

Malala in the news:

2. Fawad Khan

Pageviews: 2,087,313

Why Fawad made headlines:

3. Mawra Hocane

Pageviews: 1,774,724

Mawra in the news:

4. Qandeel Baloch

Pageviews: 1,496,633

Remembering Qandeel:

5. Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Pageviews: 1,314,372

Looking back at Jinnah:

6. Junaid Jamshed

Pageviews: 1,209,140

Remembering Junaid:

7. Mahira Khan

Pageviews: 1,187,601

Mahira in the news:

8. Imran Khan

Pageviews: 968,992

Imran makes headlines:

9. Shahid Afridi

Pageviews: 907,268

Afridi in the news:

10. Abdul Sattar Edhi

Pageviews: 852,706

Remembering Edhi:

11. Atif Aslam

Pageviews: 843,469

Atif makes headlines:

12. Benazir Bhutto

Pageviews: 809,260

Remembering Benazir:

13. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Pageviews: 690,985

Rahat in the news:

14. Nawaz Sharif

Pageviews: 687,778

Nawaz in the news:

15. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Pageviews: 679,935

Nusrat’s legacy:

16. Imran Abbas

Pageviews: 642,419

Imran in the news:

17. Wasim Akram

Pageviews: 576,463

A look at Wasim’s year:

18. Urwa Hocane

Pageviews: 573,694

Looking back at Urwa’s year:

19. Momina Mustehsan

Pageviews: 547,746

Momina makes headlines:

20. Gen (retd) Raheel Sharif

Pageviews: 541,708

Gen (r) Raheel in the news:

21. Ali Zafar

Pageviews: 536,465

Ali in the news:

22. Mohammad Amir

Pageviews: 501,046

Mohammad Amir returns to cricket:

23. Pervez Musharraf

Pageviews: 470,114

Musharraf’s year:

24. Maya Ali

Pageviews: 439,268

Maya in the news

25. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Pageviews: 437,992

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