Did Pakistan really top the ‘porn-searching’ list?

Published: January 20, 2015
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This list insinuates that Muslim countries are goldmines for porn companies and sites.

Pakistan (also referred to as ‘Pornistan’ in recent time) has topped the list of Porn-searching countries in the world yet again, as revealed by news website Salon. That’s not it – it gets even more disturbing when the story states that,

“It leads the way in porn searches for animals like pigs, donkeys, cats, dogs and snakes.”

Snakes? Are you kidding me?! I really wouldn’t want to get into the details of that.

Following us, on the list, were countries like Egypt, Iran, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

This list insinuates that Muslim countries are goldmines for porn companies and sites. Today, however, I will not be questioning is the possibility, what will be questioned here is the validity and accuracy of said statistics.

What if I were to tell you that the statistics are, in fact, incorrect?

What if I were to tell you that Google never released a survey on global porn consumerismp?

I decided to do some Google “trending” of my own. As per Google Trends, in terms of porn-related searches by region, Papua New Guinea tops the list which is followed by Trinidad and Tobago, Solomon Islands, our beloved India, Fiji and then Pakistan, ranking sixth in the top 10.

In terms of cities, New Delhi, Pune and Mumbai top the list, followed by Kuala Lumpur, Dublin, Dallas and London. None of the Pakistani cities are included in the top 10 cities of the world. Yup, not one.

In terms of sex-related searches by region, Sri Lanka takes the lead with India and Bangladesh following closely behind. Pakistan, again, ranks sixth. By city, it is Pune, Chennai and Bangalore that take the top three ranks, followed by Dhaka and Howrah.

In terms of searches related to naked girls by region, Bhutan takes the lead with Papua New Guinea and Nepal following behind. Pakistan does not even make it to the top 10.

Yes, Pakistan is a part of the top 10, but to say that it tops the list is, as you can see, a rather gross exaggeration.

According to Alexa, an analytics website, a majority of the viewers on Pornhub, the largest pornography website on the internet, are from the US.

Salon, on its website, states that it is, “an award-winning news magazine and online community that creates original journalism and amplifies the best of hundreds of other independent media sources” operating from the US. I think the word “amplifies” describes their motto accurately.

To further “sensationalise” the porn-conundrum, their sub-head on the story states that:

“Data reveal six of the top eight porn-searching countries are Muslim states. It’s not as surprising as it sounds.”

While many different media outlets may have posted the story on their respective websites, the results found in the above-mentioned Google trends expose the contentious credibility of this ‘award winning news magazine’. Just because an online magazine says “data released by Google” does not make it true.

Things like these make one wonder whether ethical journalism will ever trump ratings.

Yes, you can call us out on the terrorism that plagues our country, the women’s rights we do not always offer, our struggle for education, and other areas we know we are at the losing end, and we will agree with you whole-heartedly. But to concoct something from the figment of your (very creative) imagination is something we will not permit. I do not, in any way, doubt Pakistan’s porn… ‘habits’, but suggesting that we top the list in order to defame us and other Muslim countries reeks of a vendetta. Before doing so, might I suggest quitting your job as journalists so that the profession is not smeared by this unethical campaign? I mean seriously, I don’t see what religion had to do with it anyway.

What is it about Pakistan’s porn statistics that interests the world so much? Yes, we watch porn. You do too. So what? Agreed, we like making headlines as much as any other country does, but to pick on us for all the wrong reasons is beyond me. Sure, sometimes it is justified – like reports on the Karachi airport attack, the Peshawar school attackOsama Bin Laden being found in Abbottabad – but porn, really? While I understand there is nothing better than talking about Pakistan, I also believe that most of these stories are not even ‘newsworthy’ let alone front page material. Trust me, we have a lot of newsworthy stories you can tap into here.

It’s like people have Pakistan on Google Alerts – every time something happens in Pakistan, their hands get fidgety and a headline is concocted. It’s like,

Real story: “Dog dies in an accident in Pakistan”

Global media: “Dog dies in Pakistan because Shia-Sunni conflict, Islam, India-Pakistan, terrorism, Muslim, pornistan, Taliban, sex, burqa, rape (etcetera) crossed into Lyari.”

And oh yes, the excerpt to this story is,

“All of this threatens the western world.”

Yes, sex and everything related to it sells. But to say that it’s selling most in Pakistan, a country still struggling with a YouTube ban, a country where a majority of explicit (and non-explicit, mind you) websites are banned, is like saying Pakistan has hidden oil reserves and gold mines. We might not top the list for porn-searching, but Salon clearly tops the list for fabricating news and spewing hate against my country. Sensationalism may bring you ratings, but credibility is like virginity – once lost, you are not getting it back. A lesson you should have learnt during your little porn search extravaganza.

Zoya Zaidi

Zoya Zaidi

The writer is an editor at a local daily. She tweets as @zozaidi (twitter.com/zozaidi).

The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of The Express Tribune.

  • Rameez

    Thank you for this.Recommend

  • Junaid Rana

    Umm. Guess what? Your very own Web Desk published this story claiming Pakistan to be topping the list, without any confirmation or investigation it. http://tribune.com.pk/story/823696/pakistan-tops-list-of-most-porn-searching-countries-google/Recommend

  • Prashant

    “We might not top the list for porn-searching, but Salon clearly tops the list for fabricating news and spewing hate against my country.”

    If people like author continue to make such allegations against whosoever who has an opinion of Pakistan, the world would be afraid of voicing their opinion of Pakistan and when they do, it would be a negative one.

    Let us assume Salon is right in making this claim, how does this make Pakistan bad, does it make all those who watch porn rapists or for that matter is this a topic worth writing about?

    “Global media: “Dog dies in Pakistan because Shia-Sunni conflict, Islam, India-Pakistan, terrorism, Muslim, pornistan, Taliban, sex, burqa, rape (etcetera) crossed into Lyari.””

    This is a paranoia which many of the youth across the border watch as analysis when presented by not so young. I wish things were as simple as a dog dying in Pakistan.Recommend

  • Harsh

    the fact you need facts to justify says a lot. Here is an American research watch it. This is funny you cud do with a laugh dear Zoya https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=041hVGRs90ERecommend

  • aaksays

    Your using the word “pornistan” or quoting it is an insult to the name. Please try doing some filtering before using every available word on the internet.Recommend

  • omar
  • farhan

    i distinctly remember that the first thing they used to discredit bin laden was “hey we found a porn stash in his house”. The hypocricy is apparent here . Every 8 minutes a new porn video is uploaded in US and it has become a multi trillion dollar industry. Which population has the highest number of subscribers on porn site?you guessed it USRecommend

  • abbas

    Well done on the research. Anyway we could expose salon? Or at least bring this to their attention?Recommend

  • Sami

    I think the author understood that article in a wrong manner. It was not a particular word like Porn but it was about Porn related searches. I have searched about it and infact Pakistan and India tops in many related searches.

    Anyone can check it here. Just try some random sex related terms and you will witness the name of Pakistan in many searches but obviously we are not the winner in all the searches. Also India is taking the lead in some terms which i cannot mention here.

    http://www.google.com/trendsRecommend

  • Zia

    Zoya has done well by exposing the so-called ‘independent, neutral and objective’ media of the West.Recommend

  • Ali Ahmad

    So the author who happens to be a sub-editor of the very newspaper in which she is writing forgot to mention that her very own newspaper broke this news in Pakistan.Recommend

  • Vijay

    This tv program is not a research institute. This program always shows things which are not reliable or cannot be confirmed for authenticity.Recommend

  • Shan

    Yes! I’m accessing this type of sites but It doesn’t mean that all Pakistani doing this.Recommend

  • JungliTarzan

    Why should google do propaganda against a troubled nation,.,!! I will help author to understand the reality which she might be unaware of.. Pakistan Got first position in searching porn content not word porn… Now for your help kindly recheck these words in your google trends so you will come to know that even world most g*y porn (For g*y community) is also searched here…!
    X*X
    Boy ****Boy
    B**
    Camels*
    HorseS*
    DonkeyS*
    DogS*
    catS*
    etc…..
    Why I believe google is 110% right,
    Because in our collage our principle called everyone for searching Porn in lab..
    Because in Our workplace our director called everyone for searching Porn…
    So I believe it is better to be unbeliever Recommend

  • Mustafa lodhi

    Rubbish article.Recommend

  • SW

    oh goodness, Thankyou! finally someone sane writes something factual about this.Recommend

  • Critical

    In countries where parents dont have “birds and bees” talk,its natural for teens to get more knowledge about sex from their friends and magazines and now due to proliferation of internet,they watch porn….
    This is a path which every youth in South Asian or maybe Arab countries go through…Most of them would wean away after initial curiousity,while some of them get lost in that world….

    I’ve no guilt or shame in admitting that I did watch porn in my teens and if God want to strike me dead for that,so be it……..

    I waited 5 minutes and nothing happened…so i continue…The reason why muslim countries are being highlighted is because they show a outwardly pious mask where people are so religious,porn cds are not sold in street(although u can get it if you know contacts),no strip clubs,film industry heavily censored that even lip kiss scenes could get editted out….

    In countries like US and EU,sex isnt a taboo(although underage is)..Watching porn is not considered a crime and porn stars live a normal life outside their industry.

    Also,consider that homosexuality is grave crime in a muslim nation and many gay men actually had to marry and live with a woman and they find a release in watching porn….

    The problem with the author is that she is angry with the symptoms but is refusing to treat the disease…The disease is that our parents think its wrong to discuss sex education to kids and they get the “education” from the worst source possible…Recommend

  • Salman Naseer

    I don’t know why people keep on defending it instead of digging a bit more? It was all incorrect: Recommend

  • Daniel W.

    Ironic the author mentions ethical journalism. You can’t simply attempt to take down an argument without providing a legitimate alternative. Where are your statistical models and weighting for population size? Sophmorish piece which frankly does not merit publication in a high school or college newspaper , much less a national publication. Recommend

  • Critical

    I’m not surprised…We have the same traditional values..

    where a parent believes that their child could get spoiled if they impart Sex education and the child uses porn to get educated….

    Parents dont know that porn imparts an addictive,fake fantasy world into their kids and some of them later face difficulty when they get married due to their brains getting rewired according to porn….Recommend

  • Saad Hasan

    Pakistan does not have sufficient Internet density/penetration within the country to come up at the top of such searches. The initial piece was most likely penned by someone who did not understand how to read the stats on Internet usage by region.

    The United States and Europe, by far, are the largest consumers of Porn. This report of porn being consumed in Pakistan is no different than the proliferation of alcohol or prostitution in an Islamic country. All of it goes on. The key question is, how prevalent is it and whether the social norms approve of it. The answer is that porn is not widely being consumed and secondly, it is certainly not something that is being openly pushed and advertised.Recommend

  • MariaZ

    It’s extremely hypocritical that you quote salon but do not mention the website they have picked this right/wrong info from (and linked to as well).
    ‘coincidentally’ that site (with the list with Pakistan at number one and branding it as Pornistan) is a Muslim site with the following manifesto:
    “Muslims and the World is dedicated to awakening muslims to the realities of modern society and the world we live in. To be notified when new articles are published, please subscribe through the RSS or Social Media links above.”
    And the article in question is written by a well meaning conservative ‘sister’, who is letting people know that love for our country is technically haram.
    /me eye rolls at the whole affair. Everyone watches porn, get over otRecommend

  • liberal-lubna-fromLahore

    here we go again. When I was in grade 7, this headline used to be all the hype. I’m now a depressed university graduate desperately looking for work, and this headline is still the hype. All thanks to liberal fascists. They have some kind of obsession with this topic. I think I know why. They are so eager to really hope and wish this headline is the truth so that they get another excuse to bash the holy people in the land of pure for having dobule standards. But the fact is Pakistanis simply dont make it in this list because, I dont know, the fact that porn is maybe BANNED in Pakistan, only 20% of us have education meaning we are the only ones who have the knowledge and skills to access internet and constant power outages make extremely unlikely that we can make it to the top spot in this list. And then butt hurt liberal fascists cant help but feel disappointed. Heck, even Google admitted that this is a hoax or an internet myth if you may call it so I just dont get why you people still find the need to talk about this meaningless topic? Forget about it already and move on!
    And pornistan? Shame for using such derogatory terms for his own country because he/she finds pleasure in constantly insulting our beloved homeland while making it seems like its just a normal, alternate title people assoicate Pakistan with when it’s just sickenign for us to even call our country with that title.Recommend

  • Munir

    Dear Zoya, please specially note that due to Pakistan’s policy against porn, blocking porn sites, people use different proxy mediums to access those porn networks, I know you wouldn’t want to mention thatRecommend

  • Annie

    We should always be skeptical of statistics presented to us. Kudos to you. You possess an analytical mind, which sadly many people don’t. Hence, the gullibility.Recommend

  • Yo2Da2

    Surely not multi-trillion?Recommend

  • Yo2Da2

    By using their tools and repository for evidence?Recommend

  • Analyst

    Dear Author, while searching on Google trend, did you search the relative percentage of total population searching for porn stuff?? Or it is only the total search for porn stuff in total.Recommend

  • Sage

    Dear Harsh & your Indian Internet trolls, keep your hands off Pakistan. Instead worry about your Endless forums of sex addicted Indians are no wonder thriving!Recommend

  • Sage

    Things aren’t as simple as they are presented but some truths are better put in simple way e.g. A murderer is your PM – A nation on its way to Nazism! Recommend

  • Neo

    But Americans never claim to be the guardians of Islam, they never accuse others of lacking morality, like Islamists often do.
    What I find worrying is not that Pakistani search for porn (that is quite natural), but WHAT kind of porn they look for. The key combinations with animals is actually quite disturbing. Poor animals!Recommend

  • Ahmed

    Oh We are on top of porn searching list and I’m still trying to figure out how to open banned youtubeRecommend

  • Faraz

    Just look at her style of writing. Defending on porn but also degrading Pakistan by highlighting other things with the links provided. Recommend

  • M.H.

    It seems obvious that the repression of sexuality is the real damage done by religion. Everything else stems from this, from the obvious (street harassment) to the more obscure (searches on bestiality).
    Imagine growing up in a super sex-negative culture where being with a woman, even a clothed one, is a sin on par with rape. And then, like most teenagers, you start looking at or reading porn. Because it’s so taboo, you’re tempted to indulge more and more, beyond what would be considered normal and healthy in secular circles. And all the while, you’re reminded that this behaviour is heinous beyond measure. As a result, the more sexually repressed one is, the more the feelings need to come out so to speak. The more you repress them, the uglier and the more perverted they eventually become.Recommend

  • a

    And you don’t watch porn. Please tell me you don’t. And yes we will defend our land just like you defend things as soon as you saw India’s name there. So don’t be a hypocrite and stop putting in stupid reports from uSA because they have what is called night ckubs, strip clubs and various other things that a person can do satisfy their needs. Recommend

  • Amina,Kerala

    If you ask me..One should be more embarrassed of being the terrorist capital of the world..So you guys watch a lot of porn..so what???(The animal part of the search was super weird..)but then Americans love their porn too..They buy their porn becoz its legal while its illegal in Pakistan so your ppl watch it free on google..Recommend

  • Ghostrider

    Thank you for clearing that up…i was perplexed as well at these lists…now onus lies on ET to do some research beforeRecommend

  • Talha Paracha

    you must be kidding me !!! do you even know any thing about the internet ? if not, then please keep reading. For your information all of these sites are blocked in Pakistan and the fact that most people use proxy to access prohibited websites in Pakistan are shown as anonymous, proxy gives you anonymity so you cant be traced back to your location. So keeping that in mind that your ” research ” is a complete crap. If it’s even your own research..

    Please get your facts straight…..Recommend

  • Ravian

    Phew ! that takes a lot of load off my heart !!! In recent times, Pakistan is becoming famous for all the wrong reasons, and us Pakistanis have started to be in a permanent state of guilt.Recommend

  • Honky Tonk Man

    ” “It leads the way in porn searches for animals like pigs, donkeys, cats, dogs and snakes.”
    Snakes? Are you kidding me?! I really wouldn’t want to get into the details of that.”

    So they author seems fine with pigs, donkeys, cats and dogs But snakes is where she draws the line… good to know.Recommend

  • mbbarry

    It is a hack job. The person does not even know that if you search for combinations you need to use the symbol +.
    The results that were reported by Salon are correct for the respective years.Recommend

  • Mikey

    @ author, the survey Salon is referring to is from pre-2010. The rankings of the places might have changed today, but Muslim countries are still overrepresented in the top.

    Example: if you search for ‘rape pictures’ in Google trends, Pakistan tops the rankings for 2012 and 2013. But in 2014, it’s India that takes the lead.

    All in all, it seems the most sick people on the planet are concentrated in Asia and Africa, considering the key words that I have searched for in Google trends. Many of them are Muslim countries. Children, women and animals, beware!Recommend

  • wb

    Why are you asking the wrong question?

    What is wrong in pornography?

    You should be ashamed of Pakistan’s abysmal performance in every field. You should be ashamed of violence, human rights abuse.

    Never be ashamed of watching pornography. There’s nothing wrong in it.Recommend

  • mbbarry

    I have searched the key words of the article that Salon brings up, and they are right. Pakistan is number 1 for many searches – sometimes number 2 or 3 – that combines certain words with all kind of animals, with child, and gay related conjunctions.
    If it’s any consolation, neighbour India is there too, in the top 5, sometimes outranking Pakistan.

    There is no deceit.Recommend

  • Linda S.

    Maybe there are just many people in Pakistan aspiring to be biologists and these searches are meant to learn about animal behaviour………………………..Recommend

  • Zahra Gul

    plz post this article on international forums and demand apologies from the ones who posted it without confirmation… :/Recommend

  • http://chilltainment.com Chilltainment.com

    Now a day journalists didn’t do research. They publish what ever they listen from somewhere. Journalism is a sacred profession and such rotten eggs are defaming this profession.

    On my end, when i read this news on Electronic and Social media, made some research regarding the matter described above. And, you know results were totally different then those, that was on media.Recommend

  • Virk

    When is ur obsession for india going to endRecommend

  • Virk

    Even if india comes in top ten u shld also consider d population of india total number of internet users in pak will be less than few states added toghther in india and still u r making in top 5 speaks alotRecommend

  • mbbarry

    I agree that there is nothing wrong with porn. However the Google searches weren’t about ‘regular porn’, but the atypical gay-related content (significant in Islamic context), and the more hideous and darker porn on animals, child and rape.

    The question should be: Why is there so much perversion in this country – where almost every Muslim touts about being morally superior due to Islam- ?Recommend

  • Khan

    Atleast we dont have websites upon websites dedicated to hidden camera sex footage of Indians or your special NRIsRecommend

  • raj

    very nice.. good research doneRecommend

  • hp kumar

    Infact,I saw a video of Talibans pouncing on goats in north wazrisitan region..A drone captured video,You can watch it too a by simple search on youtubeRecommend

  • hp kumar

    India can never be a benchmark..Indias total population far exceeds all other country you mentioned in the list…By the way I liked it “our Beloved India”…Eh obsession muchRecommend

  • M. Sadaf Ur Rehman

    The core is not whether Pakistan tops the list of porn searching countries or not.It is fact that Pakistan exist in top searching nations. It is also undeniable that most of Middle Eastern nations also falls in top lists. It actually exposes the hypocrisy of our societies where sex is prohibited subject to discuss. But, in our private lives, nothing tells our curiosity to dig deep into this subject. I am witness to many publicly used computers where most of history tab is laden with porn sites. Interestingly, a proxy named Hula which is available as chrome extensions tells you the very truth that mostly it is used too unlock porn sites instead of YouTube in Pakistan
    West openly express itself and disassociate itself from religion. But, we are hanged between religion and secularization in a way that we are not choosing one in true spirit.Recommend

  • S

    Thanks for writing this. and clarifying!Recommend

  • M. Sadaf Ur Rehman

    Well, this very paper and almost all Pakistani sites promoted this news as catching phrase to get more traffic to their sites. What will the recommended action for Pakistani sites?Recommend

  • raj

    the wrong thing about pornography is the lust and habit of it that makes a nation like ours and sub-continent (uneducated and poor) to indulge in it continuously and stop working for the betterment of the country. It because of these things (if habitual) might go awry and mess with people’s mind, frustrate them and force them to go for rape related crimes and that is whats happening in India and Pakistan these days.. Rapes do occur else where but the fact is pornography does mess with human mindsRecommend

  • raj

    reason ??Recommend

  • raj

    The core that needs to be understood here is in most of the western nations, pornography is legal and therefore they don’t need to search for it. Most of the western nations including few Asian ones have sex shops and prostitution is legal. These things have stopped them to go and search and hence their names won’t appear in the list. Pakistan and other developing nations still don’t see porn as an acceptable practice and therefore even if even 1& of the population searches, it would appear as a big percent (comparing to the rest of the world) e.g here is horse sex (for which the users wud be too low and hence %age high)Recommend

  • Prashant

    “A murderer is your PM – A nation on its way to Nazism!”

    Who told you that, Zahid Hamid, Hamid Gul or Shireen Mazari? Which court in the world has passed the judgement?

    You are the perfect example of people who suffer from the syndrome of living in denials, a country which was created through blood bath and some of these have the audacity to preach morals.

    Why hate an Indian PM so much, ohh.. I forgot, the umma comes into the picture, where was the umma when Muslims massacred Muslim children in Peshawar and ISIS is beheading Muslims for not following their version of Islam?

    Muslims kill Hindus in a train and then Hindus kill Muslims in much larger numbers in Gujarat is a reason for you to cite India on its path to Nazism where as the indiscriminate killings of Shias and Christians, the discrimination against Hindus and your own Muslim Ahmediya brothers is nothing more than a conspiracy theory.

    Get out of your hallucination of being the champions of the Muslim cause across the world and start thinking of taking care of your own within your own borders, religion and umma was not enough to keep East and West Pakistan united.

    Your hope of having others destroyed is not letting you see the reality of your own country. Recommend

  • harsh

    I do watch porn and I don’t feel ashamed about it, because we dont claim to be the most religious and holiest cow nation in the world and end up being a hypocrite and discreetly search for porn like our neighbourRecommend

  • Mikeaustin

    As Sigmund Freud was supposed to have written, “The more something is repressed, the uglier it will be when it finally surfaces.”

    Islamic countries are among the most patriarchal in the world, access to women is tightly controlled, Islam as a religion is very puritanical, and so on.

    So, basically, Islamic men objectify women more so than the average man, can’t get laid very easily, and have a lot of guilt thanks to their religion. Their only outlet is (depraved) porn.

    Kind of like men in the Southern states of America – also big consumers of porn.Recommend

  • zubair

    All fake report…think it by ur self…By keeping the urge of lust constant through out world…how 180 million ppl can surpass 1.3 billion Chinese ,1.2 billion Indians nd 320 million Americans…Recommend

  • Guest

    You seem pretty much out of your head..what about US population that actually exercises sexual acts with animals and by the way, why the hell Americans ‘ll try to be the guardians of Islam. At least try to make some sense.Recommend

  • zubair

    ZZ…media is watchdog of truth…if u know less…thn no need to express…Recommend

  • Guest

    I agree with raj..
    I am seeing some comments in response to this article, suggesting that there is no need be ashamed regarding pornography. Contrary to this, few comments offer a judgement of Muslims’ moral capacity and integrity on the basis of watching or not watching porn. Especially, our neighbor country fellas seem really troubled, having no congruous standards for making a judgement pertaining to Pakistani Muslims’ moralistic state. How your sentiments offer a disinterested opinion of Muslims when your own criterion is tailored to serve your personal opinion?Recommend

  • Guest

    That’s rightRecommend

  • Zubair Faridi

    this is the way to ask them plz check your Facts good work By Zoya ZaidiRecommend

  • Ray
  • Salma

    That, dear Zoya, is a rhetorical question. Should Pakistan be consoled that India is perhaps ahead in this particular race? Or that it is only not in top ten and not at the very top. The question that begs for an answer is the prevalence of Porn with intense misogyny, bordering on dehumanizing women in Pakistan. Wait. do not please say that it happens in India or Israel or elsewhere. It happens in Pakistan. And it is rampant!Recommend

  • Hammurabi

    “Desis” i.e wheatish complexions people seem more porn oriented,whether in Asia or settled in London/NewYork.Recommend

  • Pappu Pager

    So how did you come to know about the “hidden sex camera footage of Indians or special NRIs?” while sitting overnight studying hard for your exams?Recommend

  • Pappu Pager

    Hands off Pakistan? Just like how Pakistan keep its hands off of non-state actors crossing over into Kashmir or those who sail to India and go on a shooting spree?Recommend

  • Hammurabi

    Forget about the credibility of Salon.I remember the movie”Lady Chatterly’s lover”continuously ran for years in a cinema of Lahore known for exhibiting obscene movies in 1960s.In Pakistan how many people laugh at a decent joke,unless it has an element of vulagarity.????Recommend

  • Lodhi

    We know for sure from the behavior of our people how frustrated they are in day to day life.How many people see history or discovery channels?Porn is the most popular pastime here.How many of us watch Art movies?We are victims of self denial.We are a frustrated lot.Recommend

  • http://www.visitpk.com/ Mazhar Shah

    You shouldn’t write the name ‘porn” on country flag.Recommend

  • Sanjeev

    Gud one buddy- thats called knockout- dont worry sage- u will find another conspiracy theory!!!Recommend

  • Critical

    Wow,you seemed to be an “expert” in this field.

    Could you please share me the names of those websites…I just want to know if you are telling the truth…Recommend

  • Sol Invictus

    That is legit. And should be taken lightly. i too was disgusted by the word “porn” written on our flag.Recommend

  • Sid

    @Zoya Zaidi : It seems every Pakistani is more interested in this news and fighting hard to clear the fact that they are not the world number one porn site visitors. You have your priorities completely messed up dear. There are many worse prejudices against Pakistan which needs to be cleared yet you decided to work on this one. These reports are trivial and not important for most people in world. And yet the importance in Pakistani media and blogging community on this proves how much you guys take such unimportant reports so seriously. Use your analytical skill in data mining for better use which can help Pakistan and not for proving that Pakistanis are most pious nation with no inclination to porn at all.Recommend

  • Indian muslim

    We tried, but then you have to do Mumbai massacre. Now face the wrath of 1.3 billion Indians including Indian muslims.Recommend

  • Rahim chacha

    hey Zoya, check this guy out Here comes the candid confession from your fellow Pakistani.Recommend

  • Pakistani Muslim

    sheer nonsense !
    dishonesty
    hypocrisy !
    brain washed !

    are are synonyms of your comment !Recommend

  • Indian Muslim

    Come out of Pakistan and see who is brain washed my brother. Truth is everytime a muslim from Pakistan comes and attack our cities we Indian muslims have to look down in shame. Yes there is discrimination against us but our life is not even close to being impossible as it is for Pakistani Hindus. So before you get all riled up, do fact check. Come to India, be my guest, and prove me what you read about muslims suffering in India and I will prove you that there are equal or more non muslims in India who lives below poverty. Never heard Pakistan crying about them. So a humble request from fellow muslim. Leave us alone and stop worrying about us and speaking on behalf of us, we know how to take care of ourselves. If you read the recent news muslim population is increasing in India and the Hindu population is about to vanish in Pakistan. Now tell me who is more brainwashed. Khuda Hafiz.Recommend

  • Raj R

    another biased comment. The article referred by this site was from a san francisco based news agency. Not from Tribune.com.pk, understood? This article is written by tribune.com.pk . understood?Recommend

  • Abdul

    Please post links I too wanna see.Recommend

  • Nouman Ahmed

    Lol. A newspaper should carefully investigate before quoting any article from anywhere. Tribune is responsible for whatever it publishes, even if it is a reference to some other article.Understood?Recommend

  • Nouman Ahmed

    The same way you trolled Pakistan over watching porn while watching Modi-Obama romance.Recommend

  • Nouman Ahmed

    Yeah surely.Recommend

  • —(••÷[ j.ĸ.reвorn ]÷••—

    true.Recommend

  • —(••÷[ j.ĸ.reвorn ]÷••—

    true.stopped watching news.Recommend

  • AliShahid

    Did you read the article? She used ”sex-related terms” in google trends. Not any specific word. You can try it yourself – ‘sex’, ‘porn’, ‘porn videos’, ‘free porn’ – all of those searches, Pakistan is nowhere near the top.Recommend

  • AliShahid

    They are not ”allegations” if they are true. Why should we tolerate such ”opinions”? Such propagandist nonsense?

    “The world” has no right to be ”voicing” such ”opinions”. Why is this report bad, you ask – firstly, because it is being used to defame us, and secondly, because it is being used to further one specific agenda against Muslims.

    There is no paranoia, just the reality. A reality you can not understand because you are so high up your own sanctimonious propagandist backside.Recommend

  • AliShahid

    Which court in the world has passed that judgement? Why, the American courts! The same Americans whose words you take as gospel when they are against Pakistan.

    Your PM was banned from entering the US because of his involvement in terrorism.

    A country created in bloodbath – who caused that bloodbath? You speak of ‘the audacity to preach morals’ while sitting on some moral high-horse as if India or you for that matter has any moral superiority.

    And look at the irony, you and dozens of your countrymen spend so much time on a Pakistani news website preaching your morals to Pakistanis – you’re obsessed with ”proving” your supposed moral superiority.

    That’s probably a result of the constant brainwashing you are exposed to, all of what you’ve posted is merely regurgitated propaganda.

    As for the Ummah, where were we when children were massacred in Peshawar? Fighting the murderers. When ISIS beheads Muslims? Bombing ISIS.

    Indiscriminate killings of Shias? No. The killings are very discriminate. Isolated, widely-condemned incidents.

    Who are you to preach about Ummah, unity and minority rights when you are defending a country and a religion where an entire caste is considered untouchable and inferior?

    Keep your sanctimonious garbage with yourself. It’s revolting.Recommend

  • AliShahid

    No, by using the same sources as them to prove them wrong. That’s a double victory – their own sources prove them wrong.Recommend

  • AliShahid

    ”Obsession much”, says the Indian on a Pakistani news website.

    The reason the author mentioned India is because Indians were the ones most overjoyed by this news…

    As for your population, google trends measures searches based on their ratio to other searches, so population is taken into account. That’s why Trinidad and Tobago is at the top in ‘porn’ even though their population is only 1.5 million – that’s not even 10% of Mumbai’s population.Recommend

  • Swaadhin

    That hurt, didn’t it.

    The difference between the Muslims and the rest is the non Muslims are not perfect and they don’t claim to be either whereas Muslims despite all their imperfections are expected to be perfect.

    btw how is Hafiz Saeed doing!!Recommend

  • sParthiv

    lol nice one, truth hurts…Recommend

  • 19640909rk .

    @ Zoya

    all you want to say is- “Pakistan is bad, but India is worse”?Recommend