The local Ruet-e-Hilal Committee in Peshawar has decided that Eid-ul-Azha will be observed in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on September 24, as moon has not been sighted on Sunday.
A meeting of the local crescent-sighting body headed by Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai was held in Masjid Qasim Ali Khan for deciding the start of the month of Zul Hajjah.
Popalzai said that Ruet-e-Hilal meetings have also been held in nine other districts for receiving reports of moon sighting. He added that they did not receive any evidence of moon sighting from any part of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, hence they decided that Eid-ul-Azha will be observed on the 24th of the on-going month.
Meanwhile, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meeting with Mufti Muneebur Rehman in the chair will be held on Monday (today) at Met Office Karachi to decide about the sighting or otherwise of the Zul Hajjah crescent. Eidul Azha is observed on the 10th day of Zul Hajjah. The committee will make its decision after collecting evidence of moon-sighting from different parts of the country.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 14th, 2015.