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Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai was the most searched for Pakistani on Wikipedia in 2017. Malala accumulated a total of 2.5 million page views. Actress Mahira Khan followed in just behind her with 2 million page views.
The list is based on Wikipedia searches of Pakistani personalities carried out between January 1, 2017, to December 20th, 2017.
Malala Yousafzai lived through some key events in the preceding year. The young social activist started her school at the University of Oxford, England.
Later she made noticeable appearances at the International UN summit. Malala Yousafzai, during the General Assembly sessions, donned the role of a leader and held talks with world leaders.
She used that platform to urge the world leaders to make tangible efforts for female education.
Later on, she was highly criticized on social media as her pictures wearing jeans to school went viral on social media.
Last month in December, Malala Yousafzai was spotted leaving the set of the new Netflix talk show hosted by David Letterman.
Reports state that Malala Yousafzai will be the second guest in the new season of the show following Barack Obama, the first guest of the show.
Besides her academic activities, Malala Yousafzai visited the Syrian refugee girl camp last year.
The most memorable part of my year was meeting courageous girls who are fighting poverty, child marriage, conflict and war to continue their education. pic.twitter.com/erl5H10kdV
— Malala (@Malala) December 31, 2017
She also called for a merger of FATA with KPK in her tweet.
The second in the list is the charismatic Mahira Khan. Mahira Khan too achieved milestones in the preceding year.
From making a Bollywood debut to being crowned as the first brand ambassador of L’Oreal Paris from Pakistan, her popularity rose. She ended the year by making it on the list of the ’50 Sexiest Asian Women’ and starring in one of the most anticipated Pakistani films of the year ‘Verna’. Unfortunately, the film did not do well at the box office. Nevertheless, Mahira was lauded for her amazing performance in the film where she played a rape victim determined to get revenge on the influential man who assaulted her.