All those in Pakistan planning to celebrate a lovey-dovey Valentine’s Day 2017 should halt their preparations right away. Islamabad High Court (IHC) has reinstated its usual ban on 14th February celebrations countrywide.


Last year the authority passed the order during a petition’s hearing, asserting that Valentine’s day should be banned as it is not an Islamic ritual.

This year, a noticed by Pakistan Electronic and Media Regulation (PEMRA) has been released to implement the directives of IHC.

“respondents are directed to ensure that nothing about the celebrations of Valentine’s Day and its promotion is spread on electronic or print media. No event shall be held at the official level or at any public place”

Hence, all public Valentine’s Day festivities and those on the official scale have been barred. Electronic and print media have also been ordered not to promote anything in regards to V-Day.

Two years back, the President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain had said in a statement that Valentine’s Day should be avoided at all cost.

“Valentine’s Day has no connection with our culture and it should be avoided”

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