KABUL: The supreme court of Afghanistan confirmed Sunday, the 25th of June, as the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr in the country. The Qasim Ali Khan Mosque in Peshawar also announced Ed-ul-Fitr on Sunday. Shawwal moon sighted in Kabul, Peshawar and many parts across the Durand Line.
The Saudi Arabia authorities earlier announced that Sunday will be the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr 1438.
Apart from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Malaysia, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates also announced that Sunday will be the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr. But in Pakistan except the Pashtun belt will be observed Ramadan on Sunday. The parts of Pakistan i.e. Punjab and Sindh will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday.
The Pashtun Times reporter from Bannu Gohar Wazir told that at least 25 people sighted the new moon on Saturday evening in the areas of Kakki and Bharat. He also added that the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated on Saturday in Khattay Kala and Palangzi, villages of North Waziristan.
Eid-ul-Fitr means festival of breaking the fast which marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.
The Afghan security authorities said earlier today that Eid-ul-Fitrt will be celebrated across the country assuring that the Afghan security forces have taken all the necessary precautions to ensure security for the citizens of the country.
The security has been tightened across the key cities and provinces of the country, including capital Kabul following deadly attacks earlier this month and late last month, which left scores of people dead and hundreds more wounded.