Islamabad Journal: ‘You Can’t Ban Love’: Pakistanis Defy a Valentine’s Day Prohibition

In Islamabad, plenty of couples found ways to celebrate the outlawed holiday, which was deemed last year to be “against the teachings of Islam.”

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — When a friend told Hussain Liaquat that police officers in the Pakistani capital might be checking cars for anything red or heart-shaped the night before Valentine’s Day, he decided to get creative.Mr. Liaquat, 22, went to the giant Saeed Book Bank in Islamabad and found a poster from “House of Cards,” his girlfriend’s favorite television show. Then he went in search of th...