Shawwal moon sighted, claims Masjid Qasim Khan body


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After receiving testimonies of sighting moon in Peshawar, the local Ruet-e-Hilal Committee in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), chaired by clerics of Peshawar’s Masjid Qasim Ali Khan, has announced Eid-ul-Fitr on Sunday (today).

The clerics said they received as many as 56 testimonies of sighting the moon from all over the province. Surprisingly, Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai of Masjid Qasim Peshawar did not attend the meeting.

He had reportedly fled to Dubai. An official from the Ministry of Religious Affairs said, “We don’t know why he left for Dubai.” The official further hinted that he may leave for Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah.

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