Pakistan likely to see two Eids...again

Most parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa set to celebrate Eid a day ahead of the rest of the country.

Express August 29, 2011


The controversy of two eids is likely to continue this year as well as with most parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa set to celebrate Eid a day ahead of the rest of the country.

The traditional moon-sighting committee of Masjid Qasim Khan in Pesahwar will be holding a committee today under Mufti Shahab-ud-Din Popalzai.

The committe had earlier sighted moon a day earlier as well to mark the start of the holy month of Ramzan.

If the committee sights the moon this evening, most parts of the province will be observing eid on Tuesday.

The conflict is many years old as the official moon-sighting committe does not recognise the authority of the Qasim Khan Mosque.

The central moon-sighting committee under Mufti Muneeb is likely to hold a meeting tomorrow.

The Met office has predicted moon could be sighted on Tuesday.

Ironically, this year, Eid ul Fitr is expected to be observed on the same day all over the world. According to Saudi astrologists there is no chance of a moon sighting in Saudi Arabia on the evening of Monday 29 August and hence Ramazan will be 30 days long, ending on August 30.


hassan | 10 years ago | Reply

@Jean Verlander: hahahahaha nyc joke ...

mansoor | 10 years ago | Reply

@sane: brother it has nothing to do with Punjab. every time the announcement of Eid is made at national level, it is made on the basis of moon sighted in karachi and gwadar, not lahore or any other city of punjab.

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