PESHAWAR: Partial Eid-ul-Fitre was celebrated in district Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi, Charsadda, Nowshera, Malakand of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Bajaur, Khyber, North and South Waziristan agencies of the tribal region on Tuesday. In almost all these districts their local Ruet-e-Hilal Committees announced the celebration of the Eid-ul-Fitre while the unofficial Ruet-e-Hilal Committee of the Masjid Qasim Ali Khan also declared Eidul Fitr after receiving 10 witnesses regarding the sighting of the Shawal moon. With the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitre one-day ahead of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa kept alive its tradition of observing two Eids.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 31st, 2011.
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