Islamabad May 12: Markazi Ruyate Hilal Committee Pakistan meeting is still underway in Islamabad even as Zonal Moon Committees in Karachi, Quetta, Balochistan and Sukkur said there is no report of moon today and hence Eid will be celebrated on Friday May 14, 2021.
Markazi Ruyate Hilal Committee Pakistan is expected to make an official announcement any moment. The delay is reportedly because of some reports of moon sighting in Peshawar.
On the other hand, India and Bangladesh have already declared Friday May 14 as the first day of Eid al Fitr.
Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai has announced that Peshawar will celebrate Eid on Thursday, May 13.
Claims 23 people appeared before committee to record testimonies
The unofficial Ruet-e-Hilal Committee of Masjid Qasim Ali Khan has announced Wednesday that the moon of Shawwal was sighted in several areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
A meeting of the unofficial committee chaired by Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai was held at Peshawar’s Masjid Qasim Ali Khan.
Mufti Popalzai claimed that 23 people personally appeared before the committee to record their testimonies.
Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee hasn’t received any testimonies
The meeting of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee on Shawwal moon sighting is still underway in Islamabad.
Its chairman Maulana Abdul Khabeer Azad told reporters that his committee has so far received no testimonies of moon sighting.
He urged media not to air unverified news and spread misinformation.