Have you ever read a confusing tweet by a popular Pakistani politician and thought to yourself, “what on Earth was he/she thinking?” Well, the fact is, he wasn’t thinking anything, he was only trying to engage people so they can start a new conversation.
Yes, that has become common in the world of social media marketing.
With Instagram housing 1.3 billion users, and Twitter with more than 186 million users, are the biggest social media platforms that are now used by almost every politician in Pakistan.
From prime minister Imran Khan to Maryam Nawaz and Bilawal Bhutto to Shah Mehmood Qureshi, every politician and party leader is leveraging the power of social media channels.
The reason? Social media channels are the best and most streamlined way to communicate. Politicians and leaders can convey their message by a simple tweet or an Instagram story so they can tell their audience about their recent contributions to society. They can publicise their views, share opinions, and connect with the public- which in turn gives them more trust and credibility from their constituents.
So, if you are curious to know who are the most followed Pakistani politicians in Pakistan, let’s scroll below:
- Twitter- 14 million
- Instagram- 6 million
PM Imran Khan is the only Pakistani politician who has ever reached this milestone.
He has the highest fan following among other Pakistani politicians as he amasses more than14 million followers on Twitter and 6 million on Instagram. Not only that, but he also has more than 10 million followers on Facebook.
- Twitter- 6.4 million
- Instagram- 57.8k
Maryam Nawaz is the second politician with the highest fan following. She is the daughter of former PM Nawaz Sharif and belongs to the political party Pakistan Muslim League (N).
Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed:
- Twitter- 5.9 million
- Instagram- 270k
Who isn’t aware of Sheikh Rasheed, a very simple and honest political personality with a great fan following on all the social media channels? He is currently serving as the interior minister of Pakistan from 2020.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari:
- Twitter- 40.7k
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is also a part of the list when it comes to the politicians with the highest fan following. He is the chairperson of the Pakistan people’s party and a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan.
- Twitter- 7.7 million
- Instagram- 207k
Asad Umar is a federal minister for planning, development, reforms, and special initiatives and has also been a member of the Pakistan National Assembly. He also has the highest fan following and interaction with people all around the world.
- Twitter- 5.5 million
- Instagram- 73.7k
Shehbaz Sharif is a Pakistani politician and former Chief Minister of Punjab who is also a current opposition leader in the National Assembly of Pakistan. The 70 years old leader actively participates in social media channels and interacts with his supporters.
- Twitter-3.5 million
- Instagram- 91.2k
Shafqat Mehmood has become highly popular in the education sector since 2020 after the rise of coronavirus in Pakistan. He is the federal minister for education as well as the ministry’s bureaucratic head.
Faisal Javed Khan:
- Twitter- 2.5 million
- Instagram- 30.7k
Faisal Javed Khan belongs to Pakistan Tehreek-e-insaf and also has been a member of the Senate of Pakistan. He is also a very active politician and social media user who updates his followers about the new updates and developments.
Jahangir Khan Tareen
- Twitter- 4.1 million
- Instagram- 454k
Jahangir Khan Tareen is the wealthiest politician of Pakistan who has been sharing both professional and personal social media updates to keep users engaged. He is also a very strong supporter of Imran Khan and PTI.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi:
- Twitter- 4.1 million
- Instagram- 615k
Shah Mehmood Qureshi is the current minister of foreign affairs in Pakistan since 2018. He has been a member of parliament in the National Assembly and vice chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
- Twitter- 1.8 million
Shireen Mazari is the current federal minister of Human rights. Not only that, but she is also the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Appointment of Chief Election Commissioner as well as Members of the Election Commission of Pakistan. She is an active user of Twitter and recently updated the audience about the approval of women’s harassment law at the workplace.
- Twitter- 4.5 million
- Instagram- 7,524
Fawad Chaudhry is the current federal minister for Education and broadcasting from 2021.
He was also appointed as the Minister for Science and Technology. With a record of 36.4k tweets, he regularly updates his followers about different news and events.
- Twitter- 1.2 million
- Instagram- 113k
Sherry Rehman- The forever young and beautiful Pakistani politician who has been the former diplomat and also the first female leader of the opposition in the Senate. She is active on both Instagram and Twitter and updates people about both professional and personal life activities.
Dr. Arif Alvi:
- Twitter- 3.3 million
- Instagram- 283k
Being the president of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi is more connected with people and shares his opinions on different matters while using Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
- Twitter- 1.8 million
- Instagram- 424k
Sardar Usman Ahmad Khan Buzdar is the current chief minister of Punjab and has also been a member of the provincial assembly of Punjab. He regularly updates people about the recent developments and new constructions in Punjab.
- Twitter- 1.8 million
- Instagram- 110k
Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar is currently the 33rd governor of Punjab and has also been a former British politician. He is also affiliated with PTI. He loves to share recent updates about the country through his tweets and Instagram posts.
Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan:
- Twitter- 919.1k
Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan belongs to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and performed her duties as special assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting. She is also an active social media user and shares her thoughts on every social platform for an engaging audience.
- Twitter- 1.9 million
- Instagram- 401
Babar Awan is a senior politician, author, lawyer, analyst, and columnist who is currently serving as Advisor to Prime Minister for parliamentary affairs. He recently shared how Pakistan is moving towards strong and sustainable growth.
- Twitter- 3.2 million
- Instagram- 48.9k
Murad Saeed is the federal minister for communications and the federal minister for postal services. He has not been currently much active on social media channels but once he shares something, he receives thousands of likes and comments on his posts, making him the favorite young politician of Pakistan.
- Twitter- 1.6 million
- Instagram- 5,092
Naz Baloch is a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan. She is one of the popular faces of electronic media in Pakistan and hence shares lots of interesting news and information on her Twitter account, due to which she receives great support and appreciation.
Every Pakistani politician receives huge support and appreciation from their followers on social media. Even some of the politicians start live sessions to further share their opinions and connect with the audience. People feel more trusted and confident when they see that their leaders are doing everything they can to interact with people.
So, are you also following all the above-mentioned politicians on Twitter and Instagram? If not, then visit their verified profiles and see what they are up to and how they are an engaging community.