KP as against rest of country celebrates Eid today

PESHAWAR:An unofficial moon sighting committee announced late night that Shawal moon has been sighted after receiving 48 evidences across province.

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After the announcement, Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated in major parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including provincial capital Peshawar, all the seven tribal agencies and six frontier regions on Sunday.

Mufti Shahabudin Popalzai, chief cleric of Qasim Khan Mosque announced that Eid ul-Fitr will be celebrated in Peshawar and other areas of K-P on July 28, 2014.

He said a committee was convened in Qasim Khan Mosque after the evening prayers. The committee received 48 testimonies from different districts of K-P.

The cleric revealed that out of 48 testimonies, seven testimonies were received from Bannu, four from Karak and 22 from other districts.

Meanwhile, Central and regional Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will convene on Monday to sight the moon in other parts of Pakistan.

In Peshawar, Eid-ul-fitr prayer was offered in various mosques, except cantonment areas, Eid was celebrated in every nook and corner of the provincial capital.

Reports emanating from other parts of the province said Eid is being celebrated in Mardan, Charsadda, Swabi, Nowshera, Kohat, Hangu, Bannu, Lakki Marwat and Tank districts and in some pockets of Malakand agency, Swat, Dir Upper and Dir Lower, DI Khan.

While Hazara Division comprising Abbotabad, Haripur, Mansehra, Bartagram and Kohistan districts was fasting on Sunday. Chitral also observed the 30th day of fasting, like rest of the country.

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