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Mufti Popalzai announces Eid in KP on Thursday

The unofficial Ruet-e-Hilal Committee of Masjid Qasim Ali Khan recieved 189 moon-sighting testimonies


Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai, who heads the local unofficial moon-sighting committee at Peshawar’s historic Qasim Ali Khan Mosque, announces Eid to be celebrated in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa tomorrow.

Popalzai said his mosque had received 189 moon-sighting testimonies from across KP, adding that the testimonies had been forwarded to the central Ruet committee as well.

Mufti Popalzai also claimed that 23 people personally appeared before the committee to record their testimonies.


Meanwhile, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee’s (RHC) meeting was held in Islamabad to sight the Shawwal moon, which had received no testimonies from any city so far about a sighting.

As per Geo News report, Police in North Waziristan has registered cases against a few clerics who announced the fake sighting of the Eid moon a day ago.

As being reported these cases have been registered under the Ehtram-e-Ramazan Ordinance, 1981, the control of loudspeakers ordinance, and other provisions.

According to police, cases have been registered against Maulvi Rafiullah of the Haider Khel Mosque and Qari Muhammad Roman of the Miranshah Mosque along with seven others accused of witnessing the moon and making an announcement.

Meanwhile, Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry, who previously served as the science and technology minister, in a tweet shared: “At present, the age of the moon in Pakistan is 13 hours and 42 minutes, so it is not possible to see the moon today.”

“This is the option of those who have celebrated Eid with Saudi Arabia, but where would it be wise to end the holy month by lying? Let’s just say that we have to celebrate Eid according to Afghanistan or Saudi Arabia, he added.


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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.