Pakistan has become the latest country to ban Valentine's Day.
It has prohibited all public celebrations and any media coverage because the celebration is not part of Muslim traditions.
The ruling was handed down by the Islamabad High Court, following an unsuccessful attempt to ban the festival last year.
President Mamnoon Hussain urged Pakistanis not to observe Valentine’s Day, which he criticised as a Western import that threatened to undermine Islamic values.
“Valentine’s Day has no connection with our culture and it should be avoided,” he said at a ceremony last year.
The court passed its ruling to the ministry, federal government, chairman and chief commissioner, who are obliged to submit a response to the order within ten days.
The festival has seen its popularity increase in many cities in Pakistan in recent years, but religious groups have denounced it. [The Independent] Read more