Police arrest Charsadda cleric
SHABQADAR: The Charsadda police, on the directives of the district government, arrested the cleric who announced Eidul Fitr in certain areas of Charsadda on Saturday. Certain areas of Charsadda celebrated Eidul Fitr on Saturday, one day before Saudi Arabia, following a late night sighting of the Shawwal moon by Brailvi sect clerics. The arrested cleric has been identified as Lal Rehman. According to a police official of Shabqadar Police Station, Rehman has been arrested from his house in Matta Mughal Khel, Shabqadar, and has been put behind bars in the police station.
Last night, some clerics of the union council of Matta and Panjpao reported that the Eidul Fitr moon had been sighted in other parts of Khyber–Pakhtunkhwa.
A total of 10 percent of the province celebrated Eid on Saturday while the majority Deobandi sect did not celebrated Eidul Fitr in KPK.
The people living in these areas have demanded that the government ensure unity among Pakistani Muslims.