The Islamabad High Court in Pakistan’s capital issued an order Monday that banned the celebration of Valentine’s Day across the country ’with immediate effect.’ It also directs the media not to promote or cover Valentine’s events.
The order was a response to a private petition which argued that Valentine’s Day was contrary to Islamic teaching. According to the Dawn newspaper, the petition argued that the festival promoted immorality, nudity and indecency .
Valentine’s Day has grown in popularity in many cities in Pakistan over the past decade, but some religious groups have denounced it as decadent. Many religious hardliners believe Valentine’s Day is a foreign idea with no roots in Pakistan. They argue that it is essentially a Christian festival.
The country’s president Mamnoon Hussain, made a statement in February 2016, asking Pakistan’s not to celebrate the day since it was "not a part of Muslim tradition, but of the West."
indecency：名詞，下流，猥褻。例句：The man was accused of indecency with a child. （該名男子被控猥褻一名兒童。）
decadent：形容詞，墮落的，頹廢的。例句：A decadent person or group has low moral standards.（一個墮落的個人或團體道德標準低落。）
hardliner：名詞，強硬派，強硬份子。例句： It’s no use talking to him about peace, because he has always been a hardliner. （跟他講和平是沒用的，因為他向來是強硬派。）