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  1. Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain urges nation not to observe Valentine’s Day

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain urges nation not to observe Valentine’s Day

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain has urged the people of the country not to observe not to observe Valentine's Day saying that it was a western culture and not part of the Muslim tradition.

By: | Lahore | Published: February 13, 2016 6:30 PM

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain has urged the people of the country not to observe not to observe Valentine’s Day saying that it was a western culture and not part of the Muslim tradition.

According to the Dawn, the President said that Valentine’s Day has no connection with Pakistan’s culture and it should be avoided and that the drawbacks of the western culture had adversely affected one of their neighbouring countries.

He said Pakistan could achieve progress by adopting thoughts and philosophy of their leaders and could earn a distinguished status among nations

“We could not derive full advantage of our strategic geographical location in the past but now the government is endeavouring to take Pakistan to newer heights of prosperity through the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and development of Gwadar port,” he said.

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