People in K-P and FATA celebrate Eidul Fitr today

Central and regional Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will convene today to sight moon in other parts of Pakistan.


Web Desk July 28, 2014

People in parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) are celebrating Eidul Fitr on Monday, after Mufti Shahabudin Popalzai - chief cleric of Masjid Qasim Ali Khan – announced that Shawwal moon has been sighted, Express News reported.

Eid prayers - held in Peshawar, Khyber Agency and other areas – were attended by a large number of residents.

Meanwhile, Central and regional Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will convene today to sight the moon in other parts of Pakistan.

Earlier, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Minister for Religious Affairs, Zakat and Ushr Habibur Rahman had said the K-P government does not recognise any private committee, including the one set up at Masjid Qasim Ali Khan, adding that the central Ruet-e-Hilal committee does not accept their moon sighting.

Last year, the K-P government had arrested people who announced Eidul Fitr early in Charsadda.

COMMENTS (5)

Adnan Siddiqi | 6 years ago | Reply

Can't even convince people in their province to celebrate Eid with the rest of Pakistan and yet they make tall claims of NAYA PAKISTAN.....Nonsense!

Xman | 6 years ago | Reply

A shinning example of good governance in KPK by PTI.

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