Google has highlighted the most trending stories in Pakistan for the last year in its Year in Search report
It summarises the key happenings in the country for 2022
The results of the searches showed that Pakistanis are interested in a wide range of things, with a focus on politics, well-known people, governmental initiatives, current events, entertainment, technology, and, of course, food.
Pakistanis used Google to search for the most recent local and global news, with the untimely passing of Amir Liaquat Hussain at the top of the list of trending topics. Imran Khan and the Murree incident made headlines in 2022, garnering a lot of interest. People were also interested in world news related to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. The top 5 are as follows:
1. News from Aamir Liaquat
Aamir Liaquat, a televangelist and former Member of the National Assembly (MNA), passed dead in Karachi. The 50-year-old died suddenly, leaving behind millions of fans.
His death was a mystery to Pakistanis who adored him because he was discovered unconscious at his house in Karachi’s Khudad Colony. According to reports, Liaquat experienced chest pain last night but resisted going to the hospital.
2. News from Ukraine
The world has been interested in the war since since Russia invaded Ukraine in February. The war has had an impact on the world economy, and Pakistanis are worried about how it will effect their nation.
Cities have been destroyed, millions of people have been forced to flee their homes as a result of Russia’s invasion, especially in Russian-speaking areas of Ukraine. It has also raised the price of oil and food globally and heightened fears of famine in less developed countries because Ukraine and Russia are both big grain producers.
3. News about Imran Khan
Imran Khan, the former prime minister and leader of the PTI, has been in the headlines for a considerable amount of time as a result of the ongoing political unrest in the nation. The first half’s political drama, which saw the former prime minister removed from office before serving out his full term, kept him in the news.
A recent attack on the PTI leader drew reactions from several well-known persons throughout the world. Khan has asserted that he was aware of the murderous scheme in advance.
4. News about Murree
In what is known as the “Murree disaster,” hundreds of tourist vehicles became stranded in Murree as a result of heavy snowfall and the following road blockage, resulting in at least 23 fatalities. For rescue efforts in the hill station, the federal government sent people from the Pakistan Army and other civil-armed forces.
According to forecasts, the area around Murree was expected to see rain, blizzards, thunderstorms with winds of 50–90 km/h, and significant snowfall. The government had issued warnings to the populace not to travel to Murree or leave their houses in the event of inclement weather.
5. News from Arshad Sharif
Arshad Sharif, a senior journalist and anchorman, was shot and killed by Kenyan police in a “mistaken identity” case while he was travelling from the country’s Magadi village to Nairobi, breaking news that shocked thousands of Pakistanis.
After his funeral prayers were said in Islamabad’s Faisal Mosque amid tight security and by hundreds Pakistani people, he was buried at the H-11 cemetery.
The remaining top news stories in Pakistan for 2022 are as follows:
Fatima Tahir News
Pervez Musharraf News
Salman Rushdie News
Iqrarul Hassan News
Sri Lanka News
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