On Wednesday, google released its ‘Year in Search’ list unveiling the top searched people, news, trends and events worldwide and in Pakistan for the outgoing year.
The list brought forth some interesting facts – such as Prime Minister Imran Khan’s wife, Bushra Maneka, being the most trending person in the country for 2018. The First Lady was followed by Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, singer and actor Meesha Shafi, journalist and ex-wife of Imran Khan, Reham Khan.
The First Lady was googled throughout the year but her popularity peaked in January and February during the time the rumours of her marriage with Imran Khan where floated. Searches relating to Meesha Shafi spiked when she openly accused another celebrity, Ali Zafar of sexual harassment, being the first from the industry to do so. Reham Khan was trending most when her biography was ‘leaked’ in June.
The top searched trends for Pakistan included Pakistan vs. New Zealand series, Fifa World Cup, Pakistan vs. Australia, Pakistan Super League and the Brisbane Asia Cup.