Eid moonsighting body members to be booked

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Peshawar

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to register a case against the Eid Moonsighting Committee members for announcing Eid for (Wednesday).

The Eid moonsighting committee comprising the Ulema of Mir Ali area of Miran Shah in Northern Waziristan held a meeting on Tuesday evening and received five eyewitnesses who claimed to have seen the crescent of the Islamic month of Shawal 1442.

Five people of village Haider Khail in Mir Ali sub-division of Miran Shah including Abdul Hafeez, Irfan, Istaqlal, Fakhar Ud Din, and Ahmad Raza told the committee members that they had seen themselves the moon of first of Shawal.

On their witnesses, the committee announced Eid on Wednesday as the people of Northern Waziristan have completed 29 fasting days of Ramazan, though Pakistanis of other areas were observing the 28th fasting day of Ramazan as per the official announcement.—INP