PEMRA Just Banned “Promoting” Valentine's Day In Pakistan And People Are Seriously Heartbroken

By Alveena Jadoon | 8 Feb, 2018

February is the month in which everyone around us becomes very vigilant. All thanks to Valentine’s Day. It’s not just limited to our friends and family wanting to know what we’re up to but even the authorities now want to know what’s up. Talk about everyone wanting to get up in your business.

 

PEMRA has banned all TV channels and print media from “promoting” any content related to Valentine’s Day

 

This directive was given by the Islamabad High Court (IHC). Authorities in other cities will also be on alert to stop any such celebrations

Source: Broadway Video

 

Here’s how Pakistanis are reacting to the news:

Some are appreciating the effort

 

while, others have more than a few questions

 

But hate speech is alright?

 

What media code of ethics would they be violating, again?

 

Interviewing extremists is okay but expression of love isn’t? Right

 

Thank you for recognizing the most pressing problem of Pakistan these days

 

But is it really the most pressing issue of the country at the moment that it is being taken up by the IHC and PEMRA?

Should the government machinery actually be used against the promotion of Valentine’s Day and to ban its celebration?

To answer this question we are not going to go back further in history. We’ll just pick an incident from the last year. In February 2017, while everyone was busy making sure that no one dares to celebrate the day and personal lives were invaded; the city of Lahore witnessed a suicide bombing. The was the epitome of misplaced priorities which gives more attention to the display of affection rather than those extremists eating away the country.

Let us know which narrative you agree with in the comments below. We await your comments.

 

Here’s How To Do Some Sasti Masti This Valentine’s Day With Your Bae

 

13 ‘Cheap’ Things Couples Do That Are Annoying AF If You’re Forever Alone

Share This

More Recent Stories

Featured

Myco Secures 2-Year Deal for 6 ICC Tournaments in Pakistan, Teams Up with Willow TV in North America

21 May, 2024
Featured

Federal Excise Duty cripples farmers, fruit juice producers

21 May, 2024
Featured

Pakistani Startup MYTM Launches Revolutionary Cashless Sullis Cards for Hajj Pilgrims

18 May, 2024
Featured

Chakor Ventures’ Cryptic Tweet: Decoding the Latest Islamabad Buzz

17 May, 2024
Featured

Explore the Rich Cultural and Natural Wonders of Pakistan

11 May, 2024
Featured

DHA Multan Unveils Pakistan’s First 5-Star Golf Resort, Rumanza by Pearl-Continental

9 May, 2024
Ad Loading...