Valentine’s Day in Pakistan will be marked this year on Wednesday 14th February 2018.
The questions being asked is that whether Valentine’s Day is banned in Pakistan or not. Last year Islamabad High Court imposed a ban on Valentine’s Day Celebrations stating that it is ‘un-Islamic’.
This year as well PEMRA has issued a notification to all licensed channels, banning them from celebrating & promoting valentine’s day.
Last year a petition was issued regarding Valentine’s Day celebrations in Pakistan. During its hearing, the court decided to ban the day saying that it is not part of Muslim tradition and culture.
As per the court order, all Valentine’s Day related celebration & festivities were completely banned not just for the public but also at the official level. The media was directed not to telecast any Valentine’s Day activity
Islamabad High Court told the information ministry, federal government, Pemra chairman, and chief commissioner to ensure that the order was implemented. Also, our President Mamnoon Hussain told people that Valentine’s Day should not be celebrated. He said, “Valentine’s Day has no connection with our culture and it should be avoided.”
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Mamnoon said that Valentine’s Day is part of Western culture & not Muslims tradition.
Well, well this was the court’s decision last year and it still withholds.
On the other hand, the celebrations for the day have already begun in Pakistan. There are brands who have started Valentine’s Day discount offers, deals & promotional activities in the country. We might even start to see a lot of ‘Red’ around us as the day approaches. The marketplaces and the internet will flood with interesting wishes & pictures regarding the day.
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— Savers.pk (@SaversPK) February 2, 2018
The month of love is here!
Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with Gosh Cosmetics.
— Gosh Copenhagen Pakistan (@GoshPakistan) February 2, 2018
The posts have already started.
Gov: we will Ban Valentine's Day in Pakistan
— Ayesha Butt (@AyeshaB55739038) February 5, 2018
Nobody in pakistan really care about valentines day because everyone is busy in counting days for psl.
— M. (@Menaayy) February 3, 2018
Pakistan Myth : Valentines Day Is Haraam Until I m Single 😁
— AB (@IAmABdulBasitAB) February 2, 2018
This one is really hopeful that Valentine’s Day will be made legal this year, well that is not happening.
Hopefully they make Valentines Day legal this year in Pakistan
— McBaŋɠ (@TheMcBang) February 2, 2018