10. Malala Yousafzai
9. Asif Ali Zardari
The 11th and current President of Pakistan, Zardari hold the 9th place among the most popular Pakistani people. He is co-chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the widower of former Pakistan’s Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. He also the richest person of Pakistan. On September 2013 Zardari will also become countries first president to complete his constitutional term and hand over duties to democratically elected successor.
8. Reema Khan
One of the most popular Pakistani actors, multi telented Reema Khan. No doubt if we call her Pakistani Madhuri Dixit. Known by her screen name Reema, this Lollywood film actress, director and producer ranked 8th among the most popular Pakistanies. She has appeared in more than 200 films since making her debut in 1990.
7. Abdul Sattar Edhi
The sixth most popular Pakistani is Abdul Sattar Edhi or Maulana Edhi. He is a prominent Pakistani philanthropist, social activist, public figure and an humanitarian. He is the founder and head of the Edhi Foundation. Together with his wife, Bilquis Edhi, he received the 1986 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service. He is also the recipient of the Lenin Peace Prize and the Balzan Prize. In 2006, Institute of Business Administration Pakistan conferred an honoris causa degree of Doctor of Social Service Management for his services. In September 2010, Edhi was also awarded an honorary degree of Doctorate by the University of Bedfordshire.In 1985 Edhi received the Nishan-e-Imtiaz from the Government of Pakistan.
6. Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif
The Prime Minister of Pakistan since 2013, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is ranked 6th among 10 most papular Pakistanis. Previously he served as Prime Minister for two non-consecutive terms from November 1990 to July 1993 and from February 1997 to October 1999. He is the president of Pakistan Muslim League (N), which is currently Pakistan’s largest political party. Besides politics, he is a big industrialist and businessman. As the owner of Ittefaq Group, a leading business conglomerate, he is also one of the country’s wealthiest men. He is commonly known as the “Lion of the Punjab” or “Tiger of Pakistan.
5. Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan
Abdul Qadeer Khan, also respectfully known by some in Pakistan as Mohsin-e-Pakistan. Dr. A. Q. Khan, is a Pakistani nuclear scientist and a metallurgical engineer, colloquially regarded as the founder of HEU based Gas-centrifuge uranium enrichment program for Pakistan’s integrated atomic bomb project. He was one of Pakistan’s top scientists, and was involved in the country’s various scientific programs until his dismissal.
4. Shoaib Akhtar
The former Pakistani cricketer who is regarded as one of the fastest bowlers in modern cricket. Known as “Pindi Express”. Shoaib Akhtar was born in a small town near Rawalpindi, Punjab. He is one of the fastest bowlers in cricket history. Akhtar has a number of fast bowling records. He has bowled at speeds of 161.3kph, 160kph 3x, 159kph and 158.4kph. The fastest three were against New Zealand in 2002 and the other three were against Sri Lanka in 2002 also. He was the first bowler in the history of cricket to have been recorded to bowl over 100 mph, though there were suggestions that others may have achieved the feat prior to the speed being recorded.
3. Wasim Akram
2. Shahid Khan Afridi
1. Imran Khan
The Pakistani politician, celebrity, and former cricketer. He played international cricket for two decades in the late twentieth century. He was Pakistan’s most successful cricket captain, leading his country to victory at the 1992 Cricket World Cup. After retiring from cricket he entered politics. In 1996, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (“Movement for Justice”) political party was established and Khan became its chairman. Besides his political activism, Khan is also a philanthropist, cricket commentator, Chancellor of the University of Bradford and Founding Chairman of Board of Governors of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre. Through worldwide fundraising, he founded Namal College, Mianwali in 2008.