Islamabad: I n the wake of valentine day, less than 24 hours away the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has issued a full ban on Valentine’s Day, prohibiting celebrations at public places.

Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui solicited replies from the Islamabad High Commission, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), and the Federal Ministry of Information today, regarding the immediate execution of the court’s order.

The court ordered the respondents to “ensure that nothing about the celebration of Valentine Day and its promotion is spread on the Electronic and Print Media.”       

The petition filed by Abdul Waheed against the state of Pakistan, read: “…in the cover of spread of love, in fact immorality, nudity and indecency is being promoted, which is against our rich traditions and values.”