Mufti Muneeb Removed As Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman After 20 Years
Ruet-e-Hilal Committee chairman Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman was removed from his post on Wednesday. Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad has been appointed by the government as the new head of the moon sighting body.
The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony stated that the newly formed committee will have 19 members, including the chairman.
Dr Raghib Hussain Naeemi, Allama Muhammad Hussain Akbar, Moulana Fazal-ur-Rahim, Dr Yaseen Zafar, Mufti Muhammad Iqbal Chishti, Dr Mufti Ali Asghar, Mufti Faisal Ahmed, Syed Ali Karar Naqvi, and Mufti Yousaf Kashmiri are members of the body.
Mufti Muneeb-ur Rehman had been serving on the post for 20 years. He was appointed as the chairman of the body in 2000 by then president Pervez Musharraf.