PESHAWAR: Chief of Tehreek-e-Sooba Hazara, Baba Haider Zaman has said that people of Hazara division would celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday as per the decision of Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Geo News reported.
This he announced while talking to ‘Geo News’ here on Saturday night.
Chairman Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Mufti Muneeb, in a press conference said that due to the lack of evidence regarding the sighting the new (Shawwal) moon this evening Eid-ul-Fitr would be on Monday.
The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee met on Saturday under the chair of Mufti Muneeb Ur Rehman at Metrological Department office University Road in Karachi to give a verdict in accordance with “Shariah” on the sighting of Shawal 1433 Hijri moon.
Meanwhile, Senior Minister Bashir Bilour made the formal announcement on behalf of the provincial government that Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday (August 19).
The Minister regretted that once again the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee did not take into account the witnesses reports confirming the sighting of the moon coming from every part of the province.
He said 23 reports for sighting of Shawwal moon were received from eyewitnesses in various parts of the province including Dera Islmail Khan, Bannu and Bajaur.