Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Special Representative for Interfaith Harmony Maulana Tahir Ashrafi on Thursday said that the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee took the right decision regarding the announcement of Eid today.
Maulana Ashrafi stressed that it was not a wrong decision to celebrate Eid on Thursday as the announcement was made by the RHC in line with the Shariah, adding that believers are not required to observe a qaza fast
On Wednesday night, the session of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee to sight the moon, chaired by Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad, went on for hours. At about 11:30 pm, Maulana Azad announced that Eid would be observed in Pakistan on Thursday, May 13, adding that evidence of moon sighting has been received from Balochistan and other areas which the committee accepted in line with the Shariah.
Following the announcement, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Special Representative for Interfaith Harmony Maulana Tahir Ashrafi had said that the government had “fulfilled its promise to the nation of celebrating Eid on the same day throughout the country.”
“There was a delay but we gave the people the gift of a singular Eid,” he said.
He also added that the decisions on testimonies were made “in accordance with the Shariah”
The entire nation will celebrate Eid together after 20 years,