Celebrities in the past were known for their hit projects and major contributions that would land them under the limelight. Much of hard work, dedication, and efforts would be invested in order to have a large following of admirers. Soon, technology advanced and social media was introduced that started replacing the traditional styles and methods, revolutionizing everything.
In this day and age becoming a celebrity would only require a good quality camera and an internet connection. 21st century introduced several new terms like ‘YouTube Celebrity’, TikTok Celebrity, Instagram Model, influencers so on and so forth. Moreover, social media has opened a new stream of professions as well.
Pakistan isn’t far behind in the social media game. We have certain personalities that are quite famous over the social platforms and the top 11 list that we have prepared for you, might either leave you confused or amused.
Here are the top 11 most influential Pakistani personalities on social media.
Top two might not come as a surprise, as both not only play a major role for Pakistan but rightfully have an impact over the vast majority of this country.
1. Imran Khan
Imran Khan is the Prime Minister of Pakistan and believe it or not crush of several Pakistani women. Not only a famous internet personality, but PM Imran also has countless admirers otherwise. With his recent official tours to many countries, he has become quite famous internationally, as well.
2. Asif Ghafoor
Director-General of Inter-Services Public Relations, spokesperson of Pakistan Armed Forces Major General Asof Ghafoor gained a large popularity due to his witty remarks and savage responses.
3. Maryam Nawaz Sharif
Maryam Nawaz, current Vice President of PML-N and daughter of former disqualified PM of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif is quite respected among the large followers and supporters of the party. It doesn’t come as a surprise that she made it to the third spot as the most influential personality, considering she took center stage in rallies and campaigns after her father was arrested.
4. Hamza Ali Abbasi
The handsome actor and PTI Karachi’s Secretary Culture, Hamza Ali Abbasi recently took over the headlines of every news publication from the time he announced his marriage to the time he got married to the beautiful Naimal Khawar Abbasi. The popularity he has among the Pakistani women, he should be at the top of the list but you can’t beat Mr. Khan can you.
5. Asad Umar
Asad Umar’s changing designations within the PTI government confused everyone but before stepping into politics, Asad was a business executive, serving as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Engro Corporation from 2004 to 2012.
6. Hamid Mir
A bit of a controversial journalist of Pakistan, Hamid Mir turned out to be the 6th most famous personality on social media. His interview with Asif Ali Zardari was taken off air seconds after it was on to which he showed concerns and said ‘not living in a free country’.
7. Zaid Hamid
The right-wing political commentator, writer, and columnist took the 7th position out of 11. He even appeared in the 500 most influential Muslims of the world. He is a supporter of Jihad and supports Kashmir-centric anti-government organizations.
8. Muhammad Hamza Shafqaat
He is a civil service officer of Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS). He is currently serving as Deputy Commissioner Islamabad and is associated with PAS.
9. Mehwish Hayat
Mehwish Hayat garnered a lot of success recently and marked her place as one of the most influential personality over social media this year. She isn’t just a remarkable actress but also received Tamgha-i-Imtiaz which is a state-organized honor of Pakistan. Adding more to her achievements, she represented Pakistan on international platforms highlighting important issues.
10. Farhan Virk
This is a personality that is famous for all the wrong reason. According to the sources, he is a self-proclaimed Social Media ‘activist’ who runs several fake accounts on Twitter and other platforms. He has been exposed on several occasions for his hypocrisy and ‘fraud’.
11. Cynthia D. Ritchie
A freelance director, producer, and writer who has made Pakistan her home and shows a lot of admiration for the country over Twitter has a decent following from Pakistanis alone.
The list sure is confusing, to say the least, but these top 11 personalities have made it to the list of being the most influential people on social media in Pakistan. We do have a little idea as to why some questionable people appeared in this list but this is how social media is.
List Credit: (Pakistan Index)
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