| Updated at: 2225 PST, Thursday, September 09, 2010|
PESHAWAR: Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai Friday night announced that Shawwal moon was sighted in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and that Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in the province on Friday.
Talking to media here at Masjid Qasim Khan, he said 19 authentic evidences, including two by women, were received from Mardan, Charsadda, Shabqadar and other areas, confirming the sighting of Shawwal moon.
A meeting of zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committee which was held here with prayer leader Mufti Shahabudding Popalzai in the chair, continued till 10 pm on Thursday.
Senior Minister Bashir Bilour was also present at the meeting.
Mufti Shahabuddin said the difference between the central and zonal Ruet-e-Hilal committees is the same as exists between possibility and certainty.
Bashir Bilour on the occasion said the decision to celebrate Eid on Friday was made on the basis of ‘Sharai’ evidences.
He said Eid will be celebrated in the province on Friday in simplicity. However, he added, that although he will perform prayer tomorrow, he will not meet with anyone (to exchange Eid greetings).