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Valentine's Day: Pakistani university to celebrate 'Sister's Day' on Feb 14

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Valentine's Day: Pakistani university to celebrate 'Sister's Day' on Feb 14

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 14 Jan 2019, 06:02 pm

Islamabad, Jan 14 (IBNS): A Pakistani university has announced that it will observe Feb 14, which is celebrated as Valentine's Day across the globe, as 'Sister's Day'.

The University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Zafar Iqbal Randhawa said the move will be made to "promote Islamic traditions".

The Vice-Chancellor and other decision makers announced that on the special day female students on campus can be gifted scarves and abayahs as gifts, media reports said.

The vice chancellor, while speaking to DawnNewsTV said he wasn't sure if his suggestion to celebrate Sisters' Day "would click or not", but he believed it was compatible with Pakistan's culture and Islam.

Randhawa said that although some Muslims have turned Valentine's Day into a threat, "My thinking is that if there is a threat, convert it into an opportunity."

"Today the era of gender empowerment is here, Western thinking is being promoted," he told the Pakistani newspaper. "But the best gender empowerment and division of work is in our religion and culture."

He said Sisters' Day celebration will make people realise how sisters are loved in Pakistan.

"Is there a love greater than that between brother and sister?" he asked. "On Sisters' Day, it is greater than the love between husband and wife."

 

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Valentine's Day: Pakistani university to celebrate 'Sister's Day' on Feb 14

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