Malala outpaces Jinnah, Benezir and Imran in Wikipedia Reference stakes in 2017

Malala Yousufzai topped the list of most searched Pakistanis on Wikipedia for a second year in a row, revealed a report of the Pakistan affiliate of The Wikimedia Foundation. The list, which tabulates Wikipedia searches of Pakistani personalities, is based on searches carried out from January 1, 2017 to December 20, 2017.  Here’s who all made it to the top 20:

1) Malala Yousufzai (2,558,980 pageviews)

How Malala made headlines in 2017:

Malala makes it to Bazaar’s 150 Visionary Women list

Relax, Malala’s jeans aren’t an assault on your national identity

Urdu edition of Malala’s book ‘will remove misconceptions’

Mahira was hot in the news too:

The way Mahira is being judged is very unfair, says Ranbir Kapoor of their viral photos

The mainstream Indian press has panned Mahira’s performance in Raees. Why?

In Verna, I play a woman who doesn’t have fear in her DNA: Mahira Khan

3) Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1,339,159 pageviews)

Jinnah’s legacy continues to trend to this day:

The Quaid and Ruttie Jinnah were two lonely people who never became one

Is the making of the Jinnah cap a dying trade?

Hey Sahir Lodhi, defending Jinnah doesn’t justify belittling women on TV

4) Saba Qamar (910,102 pageviews)

Saba Qamar in the news:

“A sheer delight onscreen”: Bolly critics review Saba Qamar’s debut in Hindi Medium

I’m going to be playing Qandeel Baloch in a biopic, says Saba Qamar

All of Saba Qamar’s looks (for now) as Qandeel Baloch for drama Baaghi

5) Imran Khan (884,206 pageviews)

We’ve been following IK too:

The weirdest moments from Salman Ahmad’s love letter to Imran Khan

How Hamza Ali Abbasi’s video defending Imran Khan is painfully flawed

Imran Khan called PSL’s foreign cricketers ‘phateechar’ and Twitter is not having it

Jemima and Imran Khan’s cute WhatsApp exchange proves friendships can survive a divorce

6) Nawaz Sharif (867,548 pageviews)

Nawaz news on our site:

All the jokes about the font Calibri that you should read today

Nawaz Sharif just called out a party leader for being overweight

Nawaz Sharif admirers express love through lion cakes on the ex-PM’s 68th birthday

Shaan asks PM Nawaz Sharif to form committee for the screening of Pakistani films in India

7) Fawad Khan (860,213 pageviews)

Fawad in the press in 2017:

Fawad Khan, Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch nominated for Filmfare awards

Fawad Khan is first choice for Bollywood adaptation of this new novel

Fawad Khan is exotic because he’s from the forbidden land: Saif Ali Khan

8) Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (838,527 pageviews)

Test your knowledge of NFAK’s life and work in this quiz.

9) Benazir Bhutto (794,442 pageviews)

We’ve had our eyes on the Bhutto fam:

Bakhtawar Bhutto’s trainer is more famous than yours

This conversation proves even Bilawal Bhutto can’t escape the rishta scene

10) Abdul Sattar Edhi (664,107 pageviews)

Remembering Edhi sahab:

Tributes flood social media on Edhi’s first death anniversary

The full list featured many more personalities from the entertainment sphere, including actors like Sajal Ali (643,528 pageviews), Mawra Hocane (601,239 pageviews), Imran Abbas (380,358 pageviews), Sanam Saeed (251,679 pageviews), Veena Malik (242,998 pageviews), Mehwish Hayat (238,832 pageviews), Humayun Saeed (229,505 pageviews) and Adnan Siddiqui (227,398 pageviews); musicians Atif Aslam (608,525 pageviews), Ali Zafar (363,534 pageviews), Junaid Jamshed (299,878 pageviews), Noor Jehan (277,287 pageviews), Nazia Hassan (264,801 pageviews) and Mehdi Hasan (203,460 pageviews); and slain social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch (455,651 pageviews).

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