KPK, parts of Balochistan celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr today


Peshawar: After the zonal body of the Ruet-Hilal Committee in Peshawar announced the sighting of the moon, Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated today with religious zeal and fervour in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and some parts of Balochistan.

The news was announced in a tweet by Special Assistant to Chief Minister KP for Information Barrister Dr Muhammad Ali Saif on Sunday.

Announcing the decision regarding the moon of Shawwal Al-Mukarram, Barrister Saif said that 130 pieces of evidence of the Shawwal moon sighting were received from different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

In line with the received evidence, he added, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government “decided to officially celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday, May 2.”

Meanwhile, following the decision of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, the rest of the country will celebrate Eid on Tuesday, May 3.

Religious Affairs Minister Abdul Shakoor said that the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee was an independent body and that the federal government cannot “dictate” it.

“We can only request the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee to not ignore the sightings,” Shakoor told journalists. He added that the zonal committee had received the reports of moon sightings after the central body’s meeting had ended.

Read: Shawwal moon not sighted, Eidul Fitr tomorrow