Yesterday A notification was issued to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (PEMRA) That their channels licensed should be canceled if they promote the Valentines days culture in Pakistan or on-air Valentine Day transmission on their channels.
High Court Officially Bans Valentines Day Transmissions on TV & Newspapers
The mandate has been issued by Islamabad High Court following an appeal (NO.541/2017) against the advancement of Valentines Day which was begun by an individual named Mr. Abdul Waheed. The notice has been coordinated with all Pakistani satellite TV stations, FM radio licensees, and circulation benefit licensees.
The petitioner’s, to their claim, said that Valentines Day ought not to be commended in Pakistan since it isn’t a piece of Muslim convention. The notification read;
In the meanwhile, respondents are directed to ensure that nothing about the celebrations of Valentine’s Day and its promotion is spread on the Electronic and Print media. No Event shall be held at official level and at any public place. Chairman, Pemra is directed to ensure that all the TV channels shall stop the promotion of Valentine Day, forthwith.
Likewise, the IHC has coordinated all Broadcast Media and Distribution Services Licensees to “halt from advancing” Valentine’s Day henceforth.
Valentines Day festivities have been restricted in every single open place and authority premises. Electronic and print media won’t cover any ad or advancements identified with Valentines Day starting now and into the foreseeable future.