Friday Feb 12, 2016
KARACHI/PESHAWAR: Following a ban imposed on Valentine’s Day celebrations in Islamabad, the Peshawar District Council passed a similar resolution while sea bathing has been banned in Karachi, Geo News reported on Friday.
The resolution in Peshawar was tabled by Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) district member Khalid Waqas Chamkini. It stated that a particular ‘Western-influenced section of the society celebrates the Valentine’s Day in a bid to diminish Islamic values’.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Mushtaq has issued a statement, saying there was no ban imposed on celebrations in connection with the day of love. However, strict action would be taken against those violating the law.
It may be mentioned that a ban on Valentine’s Day celebrations had reportedly been imposed in the federal capital on the directions of Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.
Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day, is observed across the world on February 14 to spread love and peace.