PESHAWAR, June 3 (WNP): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government officially has announced to celebrate Eidul Fitr on Tuesday after taking into account ‘testimonies’ of moon sighting from all over the province, Information Minister Shaukat Yousufzai said.
The KP government spokesperson said the decision to hold Eid was taken by Chief Minister Mahmood Khan. The chief minister and governor will offer Eid prayers at the Governor House.
The minister said the government received a number of testimonies for Shawwal moon sighting from the erstwhile Federal Administrative Tribal Areas.
“We will celebrate Eid tomorrow for the provincial haromony,” he said.
The announcement came hours after Masjid Qasim Ali Khan announced to observe Eid on Tuesday.
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 this day.
Meanwhile, the official Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet on Tuesday in Karachi to review moon sighting.
The science minister has already said that the government of Pakistan will observe Eid on June 5.