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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Monday announced ban on Valentine’s Day celebrations across the country, ARY News reported.

The court order came during hearing of a petition seeking ban on such celebrations as ‘they are not a part of a Muslim tradition’.

The IHC in its verdict said the Valentine’s Day related festivities have been banned on public places as well as on official level. Electronic and print media have also been directed to not give coverage to any promotion of the day celebrating the day.

The court also directed the information ministry, federal government, chairman Pakistan Electronic Media and Regulatory Authority and chief commissioner to submit a reply within 10 days.