After the Islamabad High Court (IHC) passed the order of banning all Valentine’s Day celebrations across Pakistan, PEMRA has decided to comply with the higher court’s orders as well.
Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has banned any sort of Valentine’s Day related promotional material or media to be aired on all TV channels.
This order was issued following IHC’s decision to ban celebrations of the same event all over Pakistan.
PEMRA’s circular states that,
…In the meanwhile, respondents are directed to ensure that nothing about the celebration of Valentine 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.
All broadcast and media distribution service licensees are to desist from promoting Valentine’s Day.