PESHAWAR: The local Ulema Committee announced on Friday that the Shawwal moon has been sighted in the Mir Ali district of North Waziristan, Express News reported.
Eidul Fitr will be celebrated in the region on August 18, the committee stated.
The committee had received reports of moon sighting from six witnesses.
Earlier, Pakistan Meteorological Department predicted that Shawwal moon would not be sighted even on August 18 and Eid will be celebrated on August 20 in Pakistan.
For the first time in years, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and the rest of the country observed the first Ramazan on the same day. However, Eid will be celebrated on different days.
Correction: The photo caption incorrectly stated “August 17” instead of “August 18”. The error is regretted.