Moon-sighting dilemma

Published: June 24, 2018

LAHORE: Much like every year, this year too moon sighting authorities in Pakistan were seen engaged in a disagreement on the evening of moon sighting for Eid. Prior to Eid, a dispute over moon sighting too has become a ritual for the Pakistani nation, who happily celebrate the occasion on different days. Ironically, if Pakistanis cannot celebrate a holy occasion on one single day, how can one expect them to stay united on issues that are much bigger and more concerning in nature?

The moon-sighting dilemma explains well why Pakistanis make for a less than unified nation, failing time and again to stand together.

Zobia Sadiq

Published in The Express Tribune, June 24th, 2018.

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Reader Comments (1)

  • HZR
    Jun 24, 2018 - 5:32PM

    In this age of science and technology it is surprising to read about a simple act of seeing the moon. Amazing if you think about it. It is not as if the moon can be hidden!!Recommend

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