PEMRA HQSs Operations Wing has issued Notification on 07-02-2018 in connection with Ban on Celebrations Valentine Day and Promotion on Electronic & Print Media. Detail is as under:Please refer to the order of the Hounourable Islamabad High Court dated 13-02-2017 in the subject writ petition. The operative Para is reproduced hereunder:
“…In the meanwhile, respondents are directed to ensure that nothing about the celebrations 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 stop the promotion of Valentine Day, forthwith. “
The above mentioned orders of the Hounourable High Court Islamabad are still in field. Therefore, all the Broadcast Media and Distribution Services Licensees are advised to desist from promoting Valentine Day through their respective channels/networks.