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Year 2020 has been quite a roller-coaster of emotions. With a global pandemic disrupting every arena of life, there wasn’t much to explore in real life and the whole world resorted to TV screens and internet for consumption of content. In a year that tested everyone’s patience, ‘why’ was searched more than ever as everyone was looking for answers; while some of these questions have been answered (there is a vaccine now!), others are still looming in our heads.

Although all of us think 2020 was all about the Covid-19 pandemic and its aftermath, however, Google’s annual ‘Year in Search’ list which released recently begged to differ. Interestingly, the C-word dominating the list is not coronavirus or related to it at all; it is cricket!

Now when the year is drawing to a close, and unfortunately, the rise in coronavirus cases in Pakistan has broken our spirits, let’s cheer up a little and take a look at what kept the nation busy this year. Here are the most Googled events, people, movies and TV shows in Pakistan throughout the year:


Most Googled Searches

For the third year in a row, cricket continues to dominate the first spot on the list. Though everything came to a halt due to Covid-19, US Elections and world cricket were the two things that kept us entertained.

1. Pakistan vs England

2. Coronavirus

3. Zimbabwe vs Pakistan

4. Google Classroom

5. US Election 2020

6. PSL 2020

7. India vs New Zealand

8. England vs Australia

9. England vs West indies

10. Worldometers



Read: 2019 round-up: Naimal Khawar tops the list of most Googled person in Pakistan


Trending People

Many will guess it is going to be Esra Bilgic from Turkish series Ertugrul, however, Pakistanis continue to surprise us as she wasn’t one of our top priorities. The list features politicians, actors, TikTok stars, musicians and newly elected US president.

1. Marvi Sarmad

2. Uzma Khan

3. Joe Biden

4. Alizeh Shah

5. Hareem Shah

6. Minahil Malik

7. Falak Shabir

8. Asim Azhar

9. Esra Bilgiç

10. Sarah Khan




TV Shows & Movies

At least Ertugrul was on top of the list in trending shows, along with Money Heist that became quite a phenomenon in Pakistan. Pakistani dramas on the list include Meray Paas Tum Ho, Deewangi, Mera Dil Mera Dushman and Ehd-e-Wafa. The list also features two Indian shows, namely Mirzapur 2 and Bigg Boss 14.

1. Ertugrul

2. Meray Paas Tum Ho

3. Money Heist

4. Bigg Boss 14

5. Mirzapur Season 2

6. Deewangi

7. Mera Dil Mera Dushman

8. Kuruluş: Osman

9. Ehd-e-Wafa

10. Joker