Controversial But Influential

– Pakistani Personalities that move people!

Pakistani politicians do not rise above their partisan interests and stay in the news by raising controversies. In the same ways other professional like sports star, actors, TV actors etc. also do something controversial for popularity and fame. But then there’s a lot of people who despite the controversial nature of their actions remain to be influential, here’s our list of such influentially controversial people!

Rehman ‘the banning’ Malik


Better remembered as Mr Reh ‘Ban’ Malik, the former interior minister gained quite some big deal of hatred, social memes and sarcasm for his ‘Ban Mobile Phones’ approach towards everything that went on in the country. Malik in his tenure happened to have successfully get youngsters adapted to days without cellphones.

Hina Rabbani ‘the fashionable’ Khar


For her exquisite taste in fashion and a voice that reminds you of the ufone’s satirical advertisement, and being head of one of the most poewerful offices of the country, former stateswoman Hina Rabbani Khar is no less of an influence on the public. From having a scandalous link up with Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to horrifying corruption in textile mills owned by her family, Khar gracefully carried her thousand dollar worth Louis Vuittons and Pradas waving off criticism and garnering international attention.

Mubashir ‘the complaining’ Luqman


Mubashir Luqman is a Pakistani talk show host. He has been accused of being on the payroll of various influential people and fringe outlawed Muslim sects. These include Chaudry Shujat and Malik Riaz. He is also responsible for creating media hype for the much talked about blasphemy case against fellow anchor Shaista Lodhi and then was sheepishly seen welcoming her back a year later with a welcome back party. He has had his fair share of connections with film actresses resham and zara sheikh.

Veena ‘the muslim’ Malik


The Controversy Queen, Veena Malik has worked in both Lollywood & Bollywood but she became Controversial for her extra bold photoshoot which apparently mocked a Pakistani intelligence agency as well and that too on the cover of India’s Magazine FHN. Following numerous scandals, the lady seems to have gotten her way into people’s heart following her marriage and turn towards religion. She’s still a hot search among Pakistanis web users and clearly influences their minds.

Malik Riaz – the real estate philanthropist


He is not just known for his real estate empire but his influential connections with pakistan’s and international top politicians. He is also a philanthropist and has had multiple charities, schools, health care services to his credit. Malik Riaz is the Pakistani business tycoon and founder/chairman of Bahria Town, which is Asia’s largest private real estate developer. Today he is Pakistan’s Twelfth Richest Man with over $800+ million worth of assets.

Altaf ‘the satirical’ Hussain


He gives on comment and the media gets bowled over by the remarks. From a rather non serious speech addressing typically serious matters, to ticking the agencies, military, government and a lot many people against himself, Altaf Hussain still manages to hold a solid ground among the influentials. He might at times sing ‘Parday Mein Rehne Do’ but the next moment you might even hear him threatening the military. He’s definitely one of his kind and love him or hate him, you can’t ignore him.


                                                                                                                                                                Abeera Ghufran