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How many Pakistanis have the YouTube’s Gold Play Button?

YouTube has a four-tier award system to award content creators on its platform:

  • Silver Play Button: for YouTubers who cross 100,000 subscribers
  • Gold Play Button: for YouTubers who cross the 1 million subscribers
  • Diamond Play Button: for YouTubers who cross 10 million subscribers
  • Custom Play Button: For YouTubers who cross 50 million subscribers

However, things aren’t that simple as not all YouTubers get the Play Buttons, a.k.a Creator Awards, just because they have a specific number of subscribers. According to YouTube, the criteria for winning the Play Button is as follows:

Creator Awards are given at YouTube’s sole discretion and we only recognize creators that have played by the rules. Each channel is reviewed before an award is issued to keep the playing field fair. That means rewarding creators that keep their accounts in good standing without copyright strikes, community guideline violations, or artificially increased subscriber counts, among other criteria.

“The among other criteria” in the policy probably means that YouTube also takes into the account the quality of the content before awarding the button to a specific channel.

That being said, there are many Pakistani YouTube channels who have received the Silver Play Button, but only a handful of them have been bestowed the honor of getting to hang the Gold Play Button on their walls.  

P 4 Pakao

Last year, P 4 Pakao became the first Pakistani channel to win the Gold Play Button. The channel was founded by Nadir Ali in 2016, and crossed 1 million subscribers in two short years.

The channel mainly produces funny prank videos and is well appreciated in Pakistan and across the border in India.

Kitchen With Amna

Kitchen with Amna is the second Pakistan YouTube channel to get the Gold Play Button, with Amna being the first-ever Pakistani women to win the award.

Amna’s channel is full of video tutorials that helps you make delicious foods with simple techniques with simple utensils that are found in almost every kitchen.

Food Fusion

Food Fusion is another cooking channel that is on the mission to break the stereotype that cooking is only for women.

The channel gives out delicious recipes in the most simplistic way. When the channel received the Gold Play Button, it celebrated by sharing a recipe for making a fondant cake with its viewers.

Tariq Jamil Official

Tariq Jamil Official is one of the latest Pakistan-based channels to receive the YouTube Gold award. It is also the first Islamic channel in Pakistan to receive the award, even though there are various other Islamic channels who have surpassed 1 million subscribers in the past.

Maulana Tariq Jamil is one of the most influential personalities in Pakistan, who has changed the life of many actors, singers and sportsmen with his teachings.

Memoona Muslima

Mehrban Ali

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