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Pakistan became the latest country to ban the celebration of Valentine's Day which falls every year on February 14. This ban following a ruling issued by the Islamabad High Court.
Quoted from page Independent, Tuesday (02/14/2017) a ban that includes celebrated in a public space and social media. The mass media are also prohibited from promoting Valentine's Day to all of Pakistan.
This ruling was issued after a petition submitted by a citizen named Abdul Waheed. Applicant assess the celebration of Valentine's Day is not the tradition of Islam and can damage morale.
Pros and cons of Valentine's Day celebrations occur almost every year in Pakistan. In 2016, President Mamnoon Hussain called the celebrations is a product imported from the West.
"Valentine's Day has nothing to do with our culture and it should be avoided," he said at the time.
After this, the Pakistani government is expected to soon implement the court ruling.