With a population of 199,085,847, Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world. This huge population consists of people belonging to an extremely diverse social and cultural backgrounds. But there are a lot of traits and qualities which are common throughout the population, love and respect for their religion is the most important one. Political arguing and almost a blind following of their respective leaders is another common attribute.
Like every other nation Pakistani’s are very sensitive and emotional about certain religious, social and cultural values with a strong sense of patriotism, and if anyone tries to go against these values he or she has to face severe repercussions and hate from the Pakistani public.
Keeping these factors in mind here is the list of the ten most hated personalities in Pakistan.
10. Qandeel Baloch
Qandeel Baloch rose to fame because of her provocative and vulgar social media in which she shares her daily activities. Since Pakistan is still largely a conservative country such activities are looked down upon and although she is famous most of Pakistanis consider her to be a disgrace.
She created a huge controversy recently when she announced that she will strip online if Pakistan Cricket Team won the T20 world cup. People see such acts as a cheap trick to succeed and get fame.
09. Asif Ali Zardari
He is the former president of Pakistan and he is also the co-chairperson of one of the largest political parties of Pakistan the Pakistan Peoples Party. Asif Ali Zardari is also the widower of former prime minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto. His financial exploits earned him quite a bad reputation even when he was not directly involved in politics.
After becoming president he set new records of corruption and nepotism. He put his corrupt friends on important administrative posts and gave them a free hand. Another major reason for hate towards Asif Ali Zardari is the idea that he was somehow involved in the assassination of his wife and that he hijacked the party.
08. Mir Shakil ur Rehman
Mir Shakil ur Rehman is the owner of one of the largest media groups of Pakistan which is the GEO group and he is widely criticised for his campaigns to defame the army. His media group is actively campaigning for better relations with India which does not sit well with a large part of the population.
In recent years his TV channel came under extreme criticism when it aired a show which was deemed blasphemous by the religious community. Blasphemy cases have filed against the participants of the show and Mir Shakil ur Rehman.
07. Dr. Amir Liaquat
Dr. Amir Liaquat is a politician turned Islamic scholar and he created a huge following with his religious TV show called Alim Online. Although he was already criticised for being too flashy and animated but a leaked behind the scene video turned a huge portion of the population against him.
He has been rightly accused of using religion as a platform to get personal fame and for monetization purposes. People even claim that he has a fake Phd degree and nowadays he is considered as just another pseudo scholar.
06. General Pervez Musharraf
The people of Pakistan have a history of welcoming military takeovers and it is hard to think that Pakistani’s will have hate for their military generals. Parvez Musharraf was also welcomed by the nation and early in his tenure he kept winning the hearts of the people.
But two things made him one of the most hated personality, the first thing was his wholehearted submission to U.S demands and second thing was the Lal Masjid operation. Musharraf is now considered responsible for the current mess Pakistan is in.
05. Asma Jahangir
A lawyer and a social activist Asma Jahangir is an outspoken women who does not shy away from taboo topics. Most people hate her as she is considered a preacher for western liberalism in a predominantly conservative nation.
Her ultra secular views are taken as an attack on the Islamic ideology by conservative muslims. She also has a very pro Indian ideology and she is among those people who are willing to compromise their integrity over friendship with India.
04. Altaf Hussain
Altaf Hussain is the self-exiled leader of MQM which is a major political party in Sindh, Pakistan. MQM is notorious for its violent and criminal activities and Altaf Hussain himself has been charged with multiple murders.
Altaf Hussain is one of the most hated people of Pakistan because he is responsible for terrorising the largest city of Pakistan for decades while he himself has been enjoying a luxurious life in England with his family.
03. Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai may have become an international celebrity and an icon of bravery and freedom but Pakistani’s have a totally different point of view about her. In Pakistan Malala is seen as a western puppet being used to defame the country and to spread more Islamophobia.
Her diary and later her views about the Islamic faith came under extreme criticism and the belief that the west is behind her gained more strength when she was given the Nobel prize for peace. She is on the list of most hated personalities because people doubt her intentions.
02. Waqar Zaka
Waqar Zaka is the host of Pakistan’s first stunt show called Living on the Edge which featured crazy and outrageous stunts. He is also notorious for having very insulting and vulgar interviews with the contestants.
On his shows he seems like an egotistical person who cannot tolerate a difference of opinion. He uses shock value of the stunts to capture the attentions of the viewers and for this purpose he can go to any lengths and cross any lines he needs to.
01. Tahir Shah
Tahir Shah is arguably the worst singer, songwriter and an overall artist that has ever produced any material. He writes songs that does not make any sense and he likes to write in extremely poor quality English and Urdu.
On top of that he makes music videos which are as stupid as his lyrics or may be more. In his latest music video he is playing a role of angle which looks more like a drag queen. For producing such terrible music and then pretending to be an authentic musician makes Tahir Shah one of the most hated personalities in Pakistan.