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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