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Google releases list of most searched topics in Pakistan this year

T20 World Cup, Asia Cup, Arshad Sharif, Amir Liaquat, Queen Elizabeth and Naseem Shah remained among top searches

Search engine Google has released the list of the most searched topics in Pakistan this year.

Google has announced the favourite searches of Pakistanis in 6 different categories. The searches revealed that the interests of Pakistanis varied throughout the year focusing on politics, celebrities, government initiatives, important events, entertainment, technology and food.

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This year, there has been an uptick in searches for cricket including the T20 World Cup, Asia Cup 2022 and PSL 7 which placed at the top three positions in the overall list of top searches.

The insecurity of the country’s financial system, floods and inflation, government adventurism and the search for financial aid schemes such as the Ehsaas programme also kept people engaged.

Celebrities like Queen Elizabeth II, Amir Liaquat Hussain and journalist Arshad Sharif also made it to the list.

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The full list of all the most popular searches is as follows:

  1. T20 World Cup
  2. Asia Cup 2022
  3. PSL 7
  4. Melbourne Weather
  5. Climate Change
  6. Sense Program
  7. Arshad Sharif
  8. Amir Liaquat Hussain
  9. Queen Elizabeth II
  10. Naseem Shah

In 2022, Pakistani films also dominated the news while The Legend of Maula Jatt topped both films and TV.

The full list of top movies and TV shows is below.

  1. Maula Jatt
  2. Miss Marvell
  3. Black Adam
  4. Thor Low & Thunder
  5. Dr. Strange
  6. I won’t go to London.
  7. The Batman
  8. Quaid-e-Azam Zindabad
  9. Gender
  10. House of the Dragon

Last year Pakistanis mostly searched for politicians and players. In the Asia Cup and T20 World Cup due to his outstanding performance Naseem Shah topped this category.

The full list of top searched personalities is as follows:

  1. Naseem Shah
  2. Pervez Musharraf
  3. Salman Rushdie
  4. Iftikhar Ahmed
  5. Mohammad Rizwan
  6. Shahbaz Sharif
  7. Shadab Khan
  8. Amber Heard
  9. Azhar Ali
  10. Imran Riaz Khan

Pakistanis also used Google for the latest local and international news in which the tragic death of Amir Liaquat Hussain was prominent in this list of most popular news. In addition Pakistanis took a keen interest in the tragic incident of Murree and news about former Prime Minister Imran Khan. Below is the full list:

Most popular news:

  1. Amir Liaquat Hussain
  2. Ukraine
  3. Imran Khan
  4. Murree Incident
  5. Fatima Tahir
  6. Arshad Sharif
  7. Pervez Musharraf
  8. Salman Rushdie
  9. Iqrar-ul-Hasan
  10. Sri Lanka
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