These Were the Most Googled Terms from Pakistan During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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As people around the world are still scrambling with the changes in lifestyle brought about by the pandemic, Google has released its ‘Year in Search’ report for 2020 revealing the most searched topics in Pakistan.

According to the report, the topics that saw most traction in the country include:

  • Kid’s home activities.
  • Urdu dubbed TV shows.
  • How to adopt a pet guide.
  • Resources for mental health support.

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In addition to this, a chunk of netizens in Pakistan was curious about making their lifestyle eco-friendly and searched about how they could add more reusable products to their daily lives. A large percentage of people also looked up information about how to ramp up the charity, how to prevent diseases, and how gender equality works.

The report further details that search for Gender equality increased by 40%, while those for mental health support, adding more reusable products, and charity increased by 100%, 128%, and 122%, respectively.

Talking about these trends, Google’s industry head for South Asia and the Asia Pacific regions, Faraz Azhar, noted,

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted people’s lives in fundamental ways and changed how we live our lives significantly. It also created the desire for us to connect to our wider community and give back – as witnessed by the 41% increase in searches for ‘sadaqah’.


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Google’s country head for Customer Solutions Sales in South Asia, Aamir Altaf, opined that,

In a year of historic challenges, happiness and joy have been very welcome. Consumers are embracing the brands that spark joy and create a safe space for them to take a break. Take gaming, for example. We saw an increase of 35% searches for ‘online games’ vs. a 15% decline during the same period last year.

The searches clearly show how trends for people have changed. They are trying to be more productive and are actually working on things that would make the world a better place. Parents, of course, had a lot of children-related worries.

Here is the list of top searched topics in Pakistan:

Top Search

  • Pakistan vs England
  • Coronavirus
  • Zimbabwe vs Pakistan
  • Google Classroom
  • US Election 2020
  • PSL 2020
  • India vs New Zealand
  • England vs Australia
  • England vs West Indies
  • Worldometers

People

  • Marvi Sarmad
  • Uzma Khan
  • Joe Biden
  • Alizeh Shah
  • Hareem Shah
  • Minahil Malik
  • Falak Shabir
  • Asim Azhar
  • Esra Bilgiç
  • Sarah Khan

Coronavirus

  • Thank you Coronavirus helpers
  • Coronavirus tips
  • Coronavirus update
  • Worldometer
  • Cases in Pakistan
  • Pakistan Medical Council
  • Quarantine
  • Covid-19
  • Symptoms
  • Vaccine

Events & Occasions

  • US election
  • Leap day
  • International women’s day
  • Australia fire
  • Gilgit Baltistan election 2020 result
  • Beirut blast
  • Motorway incident
  • Kabaddi world cup 2020
  • Under 19 world cup
  • Khabib vs Gaethje

Gadgets

  • Huawei Y9a
  • Infinix Note 7
  • Vivo V20
  • iPhone 12
  • Infinix Hot 9
  • Oppo F17 Pro
  • Vivo S1
  • Vivo Y20
  • Vivo Y51
  • Huawei Y6p

Movies & TV

  • Ertugrul
  • Mere Paas Tum Ho
  • Money Heist
  • Bigg Boss 14
  • Mirzapur Season 2
  • Deewangi
  • Mera Dil Mera Dushman
  • Kuruluş: Osman
  • Ehd-e-Wafa
  • Joker

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