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.