Two Eids in Pakistan again as Mufti Popalzai announces Shawwal moon sighting

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Pakistan will once again have two Eids as the self-proclaimed Ruet-e-Hilal Committee of Masjid Qasim Ali Khan has announced to celebrate Eid tomorrow (Tuesday) in light of the moon sightings testimonies from several areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Shahab-ud-din Popalzai, the chief cleric, claimed to make the decision in light of 25 witnesses received from ‘all over the provinces’. The unofficial Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meeting was held at the said mosque today (Monday).

Meanwhile, the official Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet tomorrow in Karachi to review moonsighting. The science minister has already said that the government of Pakistan will observe Eid on June 5.

Shawwal moon sighted in Saudia Arabia
The moon of the month of Shawwal was sighted in Saudi Arabia and Eid-ul Fitr will be celebrated on Tuesday, Arab media reported.

The Saudi Supreme Court made the announcement pertaining to moon sighting in the kingdom.

The Ruet-e-Hilal Committee of Abu Dhabi also announced sighting of moon and that the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr would be on June 4.

Muslim in the United Kingdom will also celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Tuesday, the central mosque in London announced.