Pakistan: newspaper Dawn has reported that the Islamabad High Court has prohibited Valentine’s Day in the country ‘with immediate effect’.
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. Previously, President Mamnoon Hussain urged Pakistanis not to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
The electronic and print media have also been told not to give coverage to any promotion of the day.
Last week, Pakistan’s Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif had banned Basant, a festival celebrated to mark the start of the spring season.
Sharif made it clear that the Punjab government won’t allow such festivals which endanger people’s lives.
“Complete ban on Basant. No one can be allowed to play with the lives of people,” he said.
However, Shehbaz Sharif’s Social Media Team confirmed the invalidity of the note. Turns out, no such note was signed or released by Mian Shehbaz Sharif. So, all you lover boys and girls, rest assured. Aap ke pyaar pe koi da’aka nahi daal raha!.
Go buy chocolates and flowers for your potential baes and have fun. We will dedicate this song to all you lovers.