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“Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.” — Ayatollah Khomeini

“Minister orders ban on Valentine’s Day celebration in Islamabad,” Daily Times, February 11, 2016: ISLAMABAD – The district administration of Islamabad has banned all kind of celebrations in connections with the upcoming Valentine’s Day.

Private TV channel reported that the ban was put in place following orders from Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. In its announcement, the Islamabad district administration said that strict action will be taken against those celebrating the Valentine’s Day in any part of Islamabad….

“Pakistan bans Valentine’s Day celebrations in Islamabad?,” PTI, February 10, 2016:

Islamabad: Pakistan may ban all activities linked to the celebration of the Valentine’s Day in the capital Islamabad.

The day’s celebration on February 14 had often been criticised by Islamists as ‘insult’ to Islam….

The Valentine’s Day activities have often been disrupted in the past by the supporters of hardline Jamaat-e-Islami but it is for the first time that the state has intervened to ban the festivities of the day.


1 Response to “Pakistan bans Valentine’s Day as “insult” to Islam”

  1. 1 Trick

    I have lived in Pakistan before for more than a year.
    The country has many problems and mostly of its own doing.
    Biggest achievement is making atom bombs.
    What the country needs most is schools, hospitals, roads and mostly a chance for the young people
    to come up in life.
    What the government is doing is distracting attention to matters that almost means nothing. It is escaping from the real responsibility. Terrorism and bombs exploding is destroying the country.
    A young person expressing affection to another person do not destroy the country. In fact the business people there would have sold more flowers and the restaurants more food and so on if the government just shut up.
    Loser

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