Just Spoke to a Member of Popalzai Committee & He is Saying Popalzai was called to Islamabad yesterday and hasn’t Come back to #Peshawar. His Phone is Switched off and the Member fear he may be House Arrested by Federal or Provincial Government.
Via Izhar Ullah express tv Peshawar and Fb/PeshawarX
Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai is the khateeb of historical mosque of Peshwar ‘Qasim Ali Khan Mosque’ which was built during Mughal ruler Aurangzeb’s reign.
Mufti is more famously known as the head of the non-governmental and private moon sighting committee of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which meets at the mosque to announce the sighting of the moon.
In Pakistani media Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai is a controversial figure who is usually condemned because of his early announcement of Ramazan & Eid. But in KPK is a known and trusted mufti who is followed by the majority of the province & FATA, except Malakand & Hazara division.
It should be noted that he is only the head of the private committee of KPK which compromises of other known scholars from the province. They make their announcement on the bases of sightings by people from all around KPK who voluntarily visit the committee to report the sighting.