After reading Fawad Chaudhry tweets that Eidul Azha will be on August 12, the Central Reut-i-Hilal Committee chairman has announced that the Zilhaj moon has been sighted in Pakistan. Meanwhile, Fawad Chaudhry’s App has predicted that August 14 will be on August 14, a day after August 13.
“(As Fawad Chaudhry has confirmed) Eidul Azha will be celebrated in Pakistan on Aug 12,” he said while reading Fawad Chaudhry’s tweet on his mobile phone. The chairman made the announcement in Karachi before reporters after reading the tweet three times and receiving testimonies that the tweet was genuine.
The chairman said that the committee had received 72 testimonies from across the country that Fawad Chaudhry had sighted the moon and they had read his tweet with a large telescope.
The government on Wednesday has declared August 12, 13, 14 and 15 as holidays on account of Eidul Azha. This was announced after Fawad Chaudhry’s App said that August 14, the independence day will be right on August 14, not a day before as Popalzai had said.
According to a notification issued by the Ministry of Interior, Saturday, August 17, however, will be a working day.
In June, Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry had already announced that this year, Eidul Azha will fall on Monday, Aug 12.
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