PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has announced celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday after the private committee of Qasim Ali Khan Mosque Peshawar announced the sighting of the Shawwal moon on Sunday evening.
Chief Minister KPK’s Special Assistant for Information Barrister Muhammad Ali Saif announced on Twitter that the provincial government will celebrate Eid on Monday.
He said that around 130 evidence of the Shawwal-ul-Mukram moon sighting were received from different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after this it has been decided to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr officially in the province on Monday.
He said that Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in the whole province on May 2 with religious fervor and zeal. He also wished Eid to All countrymen.
KPK Chief Minister Mahmood Khan will offer Eid prayer at the Governor House Peshawar along with cabinet members and senior government officials, according to an official announcement.
It is worth mentioning here that in KPK Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is in power, while PTI and its chief Imran Khan have announced that they are not accepting PM Shehbaz Sharif-led government in the center. That is why it can be said that there are also some political aspects behind the KPK government announcement of Eid on Monday.
Before the KPK government announcement, the Private Route Hilal Committee of Qasim Ali Khan Mosque Peshawar had announced the sighting of the Shawwal moon and celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday, May 2.
After a meeting of the committee in Qasim Ali Khan Mosque on Sunday evening, Chief of the committee Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai announced the sighting of the moon and said that Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated tomorrow (Monday).
He said that he had received over a dozen verified evidence of moon sightings from different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, after which he declared Eid-ul-Fitr.
A statement issued by Masjid Qasim Ali Khan said, “The moon of Shawwal has been sighted, so the first Shawwal and Eid-ul-Fitr will be on Monday, May 2, 2022. Happy Eid-ul-Fitr to all of you.”
On the other hand, the Central Route Hilal Committee of Pakistan has announced that the moon was not sighted anywhere in the country.
According to Chairman Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad, the 30th fast will be observed in Pakistan tomorrow and Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 3.