PEMRA Bans Valentine’s Day in Pakistan
Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) issued a strict notice on 7th February banning the celebration of Valentine’s Day on any social or public platform. This issue is a reminder of last year’s ban on the holiday by the Islamabad High Court. There are to be no celebrations of the holiday in any public place or on any social media platform otherwise there would be harsh punishment dealt to those who disobey the orders.
Reminder in pursuance of order passed by Hon’ble Islamabad High Court regarding stoppage of promotion of Valentine’s Day on media. pic.twitter.com/AejorEpWp5
— Report PEMRA (@reportpemra) February 7, 2018
The holiday is celebrated worldwide on 14th of February every year as a tribute to love after the Christian Saint who gave his life for love. However, in Pakistan, it is highly protested because it is seen as a Western cultural phenomenon that is influencing Muslims to be immoral or indecent. This step taken by the Supreme Court should be appreciated since it inspires people of Pakistan to not copy other cultures and celebrate our own traditional holidays.
The debate in the Muslim world over this holiday has been going on for a long time and there are many who support the idea while there are a lot of people who are heavily against it. No matter what you believe, this year Pakistanis will not be allowed to celebrate the global holiday in any way.Disclaimer:We do not allow users to post content which is copyright and We take strict actions against the users who post infringement content on our website.Although we do not host any content, users post embed videos from youtube, facebook, Dailymotion and Vimeo and are moderated before posting but we still take strict action against the copyright videos posted.If you are an official representative of any company whose videos are posted illegally on our website or you think some video infringe the copyright then you can simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org