Valentine's Day celebrations banned in Pakistan: Know why

Valentine’s Day celebrations banned in Pakistan: Know why
Young Pakistani women browse through Valentine's Day gifts at a shop in Peshawar. FILE PIC/AFP.
By: IANS
Updated: 09 Feb 2018 05:37 PM
Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court on Monday imposed a ban on Valentine's Day celebrations across Pakistan.

The order came during the hearing of a petition arguing that the day was not part of Islamic tradition and should be banned, the Dawn reported.


According to the court order, Valentine's Day related festivities have been banned in public places.

The electronic and print media have also been told not to give coverage to any promotion of the day.

Last year, President Mamnoon Hussain urged Pakistanis not to celebrate Valentine's Day.

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