It was just yesterday when we were all complaining about how slow-paced 2018 had been!
Following some major events and some serious trends, this year proved that it will certainly be remembered down the memory lane.
Undoubtedly, 2018 gave us some unforgetful moments that trended whole year round and started a debate on the internet!
Here’s a Throwback to the Top Viral Moments of 2018 That Took Social Media by Storm!
Imran Khan and Bushra Manika’s Marriage
The third marriage of Imran Khan, now the Prime Minister of Pakistan, became the most discussed topic at the beginning of 2018.
Considering the popularity of Imran Khan and his two prior marriages, the whole internet started digging up information about Bushra Manika and a debate on her “spiritual role” over Imran Khan’s political career was also started!
PSL 3 Finale in Karachi
The 3rd edition of Pakistan Super League was even bigger than the first 2. The league kicked off in Dubai, with six teams this time, and the playoffs took place in Lahore.
With some thrilling matches and exciting moments, the social media was filled with its discussion, commentaries, and of course memes!
Not just that, the PSL 3 final was held in National Stadium and brought international cricket back to Karachi after 9 long years.
An extravagant closing ceremony was also organized prior to the match that added more excitement to the tournament.
It all ended with Islamabad United sealing the victory against the topnotch Peshawar Zalmi and reclaiming their title for the second time!
Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz’s Arrest
The arrest of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif along with his daughter, Maryam Nawaz is one of the major highlights of Pakistan politics in 2018.
This news created an uproar everywhere and the whole internet was filled with stuff against and in favor of the PML-N leader.
Nawaz Sharif was sentenced 10 years in jail and Maryam Nawaz for 7 years. The father-daughter duo got released on bail after the death of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz. Later, the charges were dropped against them.
Reham Khan’s Book
Reham Khan, Imran Khan’s ex-wife, also published her much-awaited book in July 2018 prior to General Elections.
Although it was an autobiography of the BBC journalist, it received major limelight as it discussed highly controversial things about Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, Hamza Ali Abbasi and many more.
Reham Khan always faces backlash from IK’s followers but this book made the situation even worse!
Imran Khan’s Oath-Taking Ceremony
PTI leader, Imran Khan got elected as the Prime Minister of Pakistan in General Elections on 25th July 2018.
His oath-taking ceremony was held in August and many famous names attended it including, the former Indian Cricketer, Navjot Singh Sidhu.
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New day in Pakistan, as historic moment earlier this morning sees Imran Khan being sworn in as the 22nd Prime Minister of the country. Let's hope he makes a good leader and carries out his role with truth and justice, inshaaAllah #imrankhan #imrankhanoathceremony #pakistan #future #makingwaves #leader #primeminister
Eva Zu Beck’s Kiki Dance Challenge
Kiki Challenge also took social media by storm in 2018. Eva Zu Beck, a foreigner who was traveling to Karachi via PIA also performed the challenge in the flight.
But her stunt backfired badly!
A woman does kiki challenge stunt on the PIA aircraft and the tarmac. Wearing green and white dress and draping the Pakistan's national flag around her body, she is seen dancing on the aisles of the aircraft and then on the tarmac.@Official_PIA @pid_gov #PIA #KikiChallenge pic.twitter.com/kvlMbfolui
— Showbiz & News (@ShowbizAndNewz) August 13, 2018
Dressed in a green kurta shalwar, wearing Pakistan’s national flag; the foreigner performed KiKi challenge inside and outside the plane, in an attempt to promote Pakistan’s tourism.
The Video of Pathan Boy
The video of little Ahmed claiming his bag back from the teacher is the cutest highlight of 2018. The child became famous for his way of talking and never-ending cuteness.
Just after a few days, this video went viral, a new video of the same kid surfaced on the internet and later, the young social media sensation was invited to morning shows as well.
This year, the #metoo movement took place in Pakistan and encouraged social media to speak up about harassment against women.
It became a hot topic of debate after singer/actress Meessha Shafi alleged Ali Zafar of harassment.
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My two cents on the issue. Link in bio It's @ali_zafar vs @meesha.shafi https://cacographic.wordpress.com/2018/04/24/25/ #meeshavsali #meeshashafi #meeshashafilive #meeshashafivsalizafar #harrassment #alizafar #alizafar_fanclub #alizafarlive #alizafarsays #abuse #blog #poetry #writer #blogging #truth #justice #lollywood #pakistanicelebrities #celebrities #pakistaniactors #pakistaniactress #music #singing
Ali Zafar took this matter to the court and a legal notice of Rs. 1 billion was sent to Misha Shafi for defaming Teefa in Trouble superstar.
Koko Korina- Coke Studio Season 11
Perhaps the most shocking highlight of 2018 was Coke Studio’s rendition of Ko Ko Korina, featuring Momina Mustehsan and Ahad Raza Mir.
Unfortunately, neither the Afreen girl nor the heartthrob could win the hearts of the audience and this song created a massive backlash on the social media.
Listen to the song below!
People criticized the duo for ruining this ever-famous song. A critical tweet from Shireen Mazari, Minister of Human Rights of Pakistan, further ignited the argument.
Last month, Momina responded to all the haters with another cover of Ko Ko Korina on account of one month of trolling, this time with The Leo Twins.
Shahid Afridi Caught on Camera Having Naswar
Shahid Afridi once again seized all the attention when was caught having ‘naswar’ during the commemoration ceremony at the GHQ headquarters on account of 53rd Defense day.
Famous for his blunt attitude, the video of ‘Boom Boom’ went viral and people couldn’t stop trolling the cricketer.
— Wajeeha Khawaja (@wajeeha_khawaja) September 6, 2018
Not to forget, 2018 was filled with Some Viral Weddings as Well!
Aisha Khan’s Wedding!
The evergreen face of our industry, Aisha Khan got married this year to an Army Officer, Major Uqbah Malik and her wedding pictures took the internet by storm!
Feroze Khan and Alizey’s Wedding!
The Khaani actor, Feroze Khan also got married but his wedding pictures went viral for all the wrong reasons.
The internet couldn’t get over the fact that the heartthrob would marry someone out of the industry.
Regardless of the fact, Feroze keeps expressing his love for her pretty wife, Alizeh.
Aamir Liaquat’s Second Marriage
Famous TV anchor Aamir Liaquat shook the internet once again with his second marriage. PTI’s MNA got married to Syeda Tuba Anwar, who also works at BOL TV.
Since then, the duo keeps making it to the news for one reason or another!
The DeepVeer Wedding!
Not just in India, people in Pakistan were also super excited for Ranveer Singh to tie the knot with Deepika Padukone.
Pictures from the wedding festivities of these two Bollywood favorites were trending all over the internet and people were drooling over their lovely chemistry. And of course, the memes out of their wedding pictures also trended for a few days!
The Aineeb Wedding!
Muneeb Butt and Aiman Khan, the two talented young actors of our drama industry, also got married recently.
The plethora of events in the Aineeb wedding lead to a never-ending debate on the internet!
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’s Wedding
The Bollywood superstar, Priyanka Chopra got married to the American singer, Nick Jonas just a few days back.
The duo has been receiving loads of attention since they announced their engagement and their wedding pictures have taken the internet by storm.
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@priyankachopra & @nickjonas in @sabyasachiofficial . . . #bollywood #style #fashion #beauty #bollywoodstyle #bollywoodfashion #indianfashion #celebstyle #celebrityfashion #indianstyle #afashionistasdiaries #indianfashionblogger #delhidiaries #bollywoodstylefile #priyankachopra #priyankaandnick #priyankakishaadi #nickjonas #sabyasachibride #sabyasachi
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