Malala Yousafzai, the activist for girls’ education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate from Pakistan, has topped the list of most searched Pakistanis on Wikipedia during 2017 – for the second year in a row.
According to a report by the Pakistan affiliate of The Wikimedia Foundation, Yousufzai’s Wikipedia page had over 2.5mn views the previous year.
The list, which tabulates Wikipedia searches of Pakistani personalities, is based on searches carried out from January 1 to December 20, 2017.
Other personalities who were among 25 most-searched Pakistanis on Wikipedia in 2017 included politicians, social workers, and people from the entertainment industry.
Among the most searched are also those who are no more in this world.
Mahira Khan, the actress who has been adding one accolade after the other to her name over the past few years, was the second most-searched Pakistani on Wikipedia with over 2mn views.
The page of the father of the nation, Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, came on third position with over 1.3mn views.
On fourth position came the page of Saba Qamar, an actress, with 910,102 views.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan’s page is on fifth position, attracting 884,206 views, with former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) president Nawaz Sharif on sixth position with 867,548 views.
Actor Fawad Khan came on seventh with 860,213 page views.
On eighth position, the page of late legendary Pakistani musician and singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan attracted 838,527 views.
Former prime minister and assassinated Pakistan Peoples Party chairperson Benazir Bhutto’s page was viewed by 794,442 times.
The page of iconic social worker, late Abdul Sattar Edhi, had 664,107 views.