Leaked video opens Pandora box on govt’s Eid-ul-Fitr claims

In a leaked video that has been taking rounds on the social media, a member of the Central moon sighting committee can be seen talking on the phone and allegedly blaming the incumbent authorities for forceful announcement of Shawal moon sighted contrary to the opinion of the Central Ruit-e-Hilal Committee.

According to, commentator Tauseef Ahmed said the announcement of the Eid moon by the moon sighting committee at 11:30 casted many doubts. He commented that a leaked video clearly makes the impression that the announcement was made due to some pressure in the name of so-called Eid on same day.

You can watch the leaked video at the following link:

The Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee late on Wednesday announced the sighting of the moon for the month of Shawwal, saying Eid Ul Fitr will be celebrated across Pakistan tomorrow (Thursday).

The announcement was made after 11:30pm after the committee’s meeting in Islamabad that lasted more than four hours.

It was presided over by committee chairman Maulana Abdul Khabeer Azad, while representatives of the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Meteorological Department were also in attendance.

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