STOP RIGHT THERE. If you were thinking how to spend this Valentine’s day, abort everything. If you are in Pakistan, your plans just got tossed out of the window, courtesy of our government.
Today is 14th of February. You know what day it is. It is the day when you were supposed to go out with your loved one and express your love to them and more (pun intended). You were also supposed to wear anything red to mingle in the notion of Valentine’s day. But then you realize you live in Pakistan and there go all of your plans for Valentine’s day…
This year, our government has imposed an official ban on Valentine’s day celebrations in public. It means you cannot go out and celebrate with whomever you were about to. It also means you need to abandon those gift items, flowers, and chocolates which you were supposedly going to present your love interest tomorrow.
Yesterday was Monday and it could not get any worst for some people after the Islamabad High Court released an official ruling against celebrating it all across Pakistan with immediate effect.
While some may be crying and sobbing in a corner somewhere right now, others took to Twitter to cash in the moment and present us with some of the hilarious and priceless reactions. Safe to say, Twitter is on fire!
Pakistanis Portraying their Twitter Ranting Skills Talking about Valentine’s Day Ban:
Islamabad High Court prohibits celebrating #ValentinesDay on public places.
Pehle Maa Baap se chupte they ab Police se bhi chupo.
— Amna (@AmnaSuleiman) February 13, 2017
— Minerwa Tahir (@minerwatahir) February 13, 2017
Court verdicts and warnings from religious clerics can not stop people from loving. How do you ban emotions and feelings? #ValentinesDay
— Ashar Jawad (@AsharJawad) February 13, 2017
High Court has imposed ban on celebrating #ValentinesDay to control rapid growth of population in our beloved country.
— Rizwan Saeed (@iRizwanSaeed) February 13, 2017
Islamabadis should announce “Happy Pappi Day” to counter the ban on #ValentinesDay from Islam-Azad High Court
— Saim Rizvi (@saim_riz) February 13, 2017
Morning shows spread AIDS, not Valentine’s Day.
— Mir Afzal (@not_my_name) February 13, 2017
Isbd HC orders ban on clbrtng Valentine’s Day at public places and it’s publicity. Atypical and outlandish!
— Gharidah Farooqi (@GFarooqi) February 13, 2017
Pakistan banned Valentine’s Day celebrations? that really was one of the biggest challenges to the country
— Zarmina M Tarar (@Socrazeee) February 13, 2017
— Sir Main Dad (@SirJohnRoe) February 13, 2017
Islamabad high court BANS Valentine day. However, anything to do with HATE has state protection #Slowclap
— Ahsan (@OyeAhsan) February 13, 2017
Instead of banning Valentine’s day, why don’t they make it mandatory to teach people sex Ed? Would do more by the current look of things
— Valatári (@IntoTheStyx) February 13, 2017
A moment of silence for all those who were thinking to go out and celebrate Valentine’s day.
Seems like our government is relieved of the burden of many grave issues surrounding our country that they had to scramble towards Valentine’s day
What do you guys think about the latest ban on celebrating Valentine’s day? Hit in the comments!