KP information minister Shaukat Ali Yousafzai said that more than 112 evidences were reported at Qasim Ali Khan Mosque in Peshawar, the provincial capital of KP province.
Yousafzai had said the provincial government has announced to celebrate Eid on Tuesday (June 4) in order to show solidarity with the nationals.
While talking to media, the minister said that the government has also received many evidences of moon sighting from various parts of the province.
Following the announcement, KP Governor Shah Farman and KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Tuesday.
Yousafzai further expressed his thoughts, “Although, it was the provincial government’s desire for united Eid celebration across the province. However, we have no other choice than celebrating Eid tomorrow after receiving evidences [of Shawwal moon sighting].”
He added that the decision was taken after confirmation of moon sighting evidences and it was definitely a solidarity move for the nation.
Earlier in the day, Chairman of Central Reut-e-Hilal Committee, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman announced that a session is summoned on Tuesday evening for sighting the Shawwal moon.
He said in a statement that the committee will announce sighting the crescent of next lunar month.
Mufti Muneeb said the decision about the start of a new lunar month could be made only after sighting the moon.
The committee chairman will chair the moon sighting session after Maghrib prayers in Karachi. Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committees would also meet in Lahore, Quetta and Peshawar, while the district bodies will meet at their respective headquarters on the day.