Islamabad -- Islamabad High Court (IHC) has stopped celebrating Valentine day
at public places and at official level.
Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb 14 ( ANI ): Pakistan has once again banned Valentine Day
's celebrations and its media coverage after the Islamabad High Court ruled the holiday as "un-Islamic".
is a tool in the hands of West to tempt Muslim youths towards perversion.
The speakers warned that western civilization is being imposed on the country in the name of valentine day
. Valentine day
is not an Islamic festival; therefore, government should ban it forthwith.
National Geographic will tell you that Valentine Day
traces its roots to raucous annual Roman festivals where men stripped naked, grabbed goat- or dog-skin whips, and spanked young maidens in hopes of increasing their fertility.
Receiving a box of fine chocolates or a huge arrangement of flowers is one of Valentine day
's longest standing traditions.
Marking the Valentine day
is a recent phenomenon in the country but has caught the fancy of people to a great extent.
It is the first Valentine Day
for Tim Robards and Anna, the couple that met and fell in love on a T.V reality show, the first edition of Australia's "The Bachelor." The day is extra special for Anna as this is the first time she has a boyfriend and is in a serious relationship.