It’s Eid in parts of North Waziristan, two more to follow

By: News Desk      Published: 01:13 PM, 30 Jul, 2020
It’s Eid in parts of North Waziristan, two more to follow
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Are you worried about people celebrating Eid on two different days in Pakistan? Well! You should stop being upset now as the religious festival is being celebrated in parts of North Waziristan on Thursday while there would be two more on Friday and Saturday.

According to 24NewsHD TV channel, the latest episode was reported from Haider Khel – a village located in the Mir Ali area – where the Eid prayers were offered on Thursday morning.

According to the local moon-sighting committee, the decision was taken after fulfilling the Sharia requirement of having the required number of witnesses for sighting the Zilhajj moon earlier in the month.

This move certainly makes Haider Khel unique in the world as the local people celebrated Eidul Azha before the rest of the world.

However, the Thursday’s Eid may not have been expected by many as Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai – the famous cleric of Masjid Qasim Khan Peshawar – too disbanded the idea of an early Eid this year and is set to celebrate the event along with the rest of Pakistan.

Interestingly, Popalzai had earlier celebrated Eidul Fitr in May as per the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee’s decision.