ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Monday imposed a ban on Valentine's Day celebrations across the country.
The order came during a hearing of a petition arguing that the day is not part of Muslim tradition and should be banned immediately.
According to the court order, Valentine’s Day related festivities have been banned in public places as well as on an official level. Electronic and print media have also been directed to not give coverage to any promotion of the day celebrating love.
The IHC directed the information ministry, federal government, Pemra chairman and chief commissioner to submit a reply within 10 days.
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Last year, President Mamnoon Hussain urged the nation not to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day has no connection with our culture and it should be avoided,” the president had said. Mamnoon said that the day was not a part of Muslim tradition but of the West and urged that we must maintain our religious and national identity.