| GEO Pakistan|
| Masjid Qasim will decide about Eid ul Azha: NWFP govt|
| Updated at: 1520 PST, Monday, November 16, 2009|
PESHAWAR: As Eid ul Azha is round the corner, another controversy started surfacing in NWFP regarding Eid moon sighting.
The NWFP government has announced that provincial Ruet-e-Hilal committee meeting will be held with non official Ruet-e-Hilal committee in Masjid Qasim Ali Khan.
Provincial Minister for Religious Affairs Nimroz Khan while talking to Geo News correspondent Amjad Aziz Malik made it confirmed that Eid will be celebrated according to the decision of provincial Ruet-e-Hilal committee instead of central Ruet-e-Hilal committee and decision of moon sighting or otherwise will be taken in a joint meeting with non official Ruet-e-Hilal committee of Masjid Qasim.
Nimroz Khan said NWFP government wishes that Eid should be celebrated on the same throughout the country. Pakistan should celebrate Eid a day after Eid in Saudi Arabia, he added.