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