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Lawyers seek scrapping of Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee

Lawyers seek scrapping of Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee
June 17, 2017

PESHAWAR, 17 June: The senior lawyers of the Supreme Court and Peshawar High Court (PHC) have called upon the government to scrap the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee.

The lawyers said the chairman of the committee, Mufti Munibur Rehman should also be removed. They said the committee spends millions of rupees, while it has no legal status.

The lawyers said the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee does not accept evidences of moon-sighting from Peshawar. They said the Ulema of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have also sent proposals to the Senate Committee on Religious Affairs in this regard.

The lawyers said a committee comprising eminent Ulema should be formed for moon-sighting under the 1973 Constitution.


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