Peshawar: Valentine's Day celebration was on Friday banned in northwest Pakistan with authorities in the restive region saying that the western tradition has no place in Islam.
The day's celebration on February 14 had often been criticised by Islamists as 'insult' to Islam.
District Council Peshawar unanimously passed resolution against Valentine's Day being observed across the globe every year on February 14, stating it has no place in Islam and is in contravention to Pushtoon traditions and values.
The resolution, which was presented by Khalid Waqas of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), said that the Valentine's Day has no place in our tradition and values. The resolution states that the celebration was of western tradition.
Separately, District Nazim Kohat also imposed ban on sale of Valentine's Day cards and gifts and directed the police to confiscate all such goods from the shops.