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Pakistan's President Urges Nation Not to Celebrate Valentine's Day

Pakistan’s president, Mamnoon Hussain, has urged the nation not to celebrate Valentine's Day, the romantic holiday that hardline Muslim clerics want banned but officials in the capital say they cannot suppress. The president criticized Valentine's Day, which falls on Sunday this year, as a Western import that threatens to undermine the Islamic values of Pakistan. Despite its roots as a Christian holiday, Valentine's Day has gained popularity among Pakistanis, with flower...

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