The High Court in Islamabad has banned Valentine’s Day celebrations in the Pakistani capital because they are against Islamic teachings.

The ban came after many Pakistanis signed a petition which seeked to ban the public celebrations, according to court official Niaz Saleh.

He added that Pakistan’s media regular is ensuring that any Valentine’s Day promotions are taken down. Islamist and right-wing parties in the country view the holiday as a vulgar Western import.

Noor ul Ain, a Pakistani law student said: “I don’t even know what the ban means or how they can going to implement it? Are they going to kick couples out of from restaurants now?”

Twitter is blowing up reactions of the ban, here are some of the highlights:

  1. BBC Pakistan

2. Broken News

3. Maham Ali

4. Ali Salman Alvi

5. Nudrrat Khawaja