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Eid: Popalzai’s on Monday; Pakistan to wait for moonsighting tomorrow

PESHAWAR: The painful tradition of celebrating two Eids will yet again be repeated in Pakistan as the famous Mufti Sahabuddin Popalzai announced sighting of Eid moon in Peshawar’s Qasim Ali Khan Mosque, ARY News reported.

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Interestingly this year, local and non-governmental committees in Bannu, Mardan and Lucky Marwat announced the sighting of Eid moon well before the iconic Popalzai breaking the tradition of waiting for his formal announcement for the first time and will celebrate Eid on Monday (today).

After the sighting of Shawwal (Eid) moon in Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries, the Pak-Afghan bordering areas and Bajaur agency.

Pakistan’s official Reut-e-Hilal committee does not recognize these committees and their decisions.

Chief Meteorologist Muhammad Riaz informed media that there are strong indications that the Shawwal Moon will be sighted in Pakistan today and the rest of Pakistan may celebrate Eid on Tuesday.

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