Mufti Qavi Ruet-e-Hilal Committee's membership suspended
According to a notification issued by the ministry, Mufti Qavi's membership has been suspended immediately. He has been barred to attend the next meeting of Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee for Eid-ul-Fitr moon sighting.
The 'selfie issue' has been referred to Ulema and Mashaikh Council for further probe, it added.
The issue was echoed in Tuesday's meeting of Senate Standing Committee on Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, and committee's chairman Senator Hafiz Hamdullah directed the ministry to avoid appointing such persons as members of Ruet-e-Hilal Committee.
The committee also directed the ministry to devise criteria of appointing the members of Ruet-e-Hilal Committee besides fixing tenures of its chairman and members.