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PHC moved to ban unofficial moon sighting committees

PHC moved to ban unofficial moon sighting committees
May 11, 2018

PESHAWAR: A petitioner on Friday filed petition at the the Peshawar High Court seeking a ban on local Royat-e-Hilal committees and order celebration of eid on same day throughout the country.

The petitioner Hidayatullah filed the petition through his counsel Khurshid Khan urged the PHC to ensure eid celeberations on same day in province as well as in country.

The petition maintained that announcement of moon sighting should be left to central Royet-e-Hilal committee to ensure unity. There are two committees one is Central Royet-e-Hilal Committee, headed by Mufti Muneebur Rahman while another local committee led by Muft Shahabuddin Popalzai.

Popalzai usually announce eid and Ramazan after receiving witnesses one day earlier than Mufti Muneeb therefore KP celeberate eid and Ramazan one day before the federal government.

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