ISLAMABAD: Reports doing rounds on social and electronic media that Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan had directed the Islamabad Capital Administration (ICT) to stop any activity related to Valentine Day.
Opposite to the news, Islamabad Capital Administration (ICT) officials confirmed that they have not received any orders regarding Valentine Day, Express Tribune reported.
“I’m surprised why electronic media are airing such baseless news,” Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Muhstaq Ahmed told.
“The minister called a meeting to review the law and order situation of the capital, and it was attended by officials of the administration and police.”
“The minister did not pass any directions particularly to ban the Valentine’s Day celebrations,”
On February 14, Valentine Day name on a Christian saint being celebrated around the world, on the day people gives gifts and cards to their beloved ones.
In Pakistan from Past many years, there is debate that whether this day should be celebrated in Pakistan or not .
Many Islamic parties specially Jamat-e-Islami (JI) has a strong stand against the day, declared it a anti-Islamic tradition.