Monday, March 9, 2009

Moon fest in Karachi

I know this is 5 months old, but I have just come across it and thought it rather a sick kind of way.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Moon Politics
Eid Mubarak everyone. It is customary at the end of the Ramadan month to participate in the great suspense thriller called Sighting of the Moon. In Pakistan, this heavy burden lies on the shoulders of a bunch of wise men called the Ruet-e-Hilal committee.
They haul up a telescope to the highest building ... and the story goes on to say how the 'wise-men' whose GHQ is Karachi, decided to keep the nation in suspense until about 11 pm, causing all sorts of mayhem with families wanting to rush out to buy all their goodies, and shop keepers complaining of lost revenue etc. Some even think there may have been 'bets' waged between certain people.

'But everyone is quite sick and tired of this annual end-of-Ramadan moon politics,' ...ah what a laugh!!

Now, now. Can’t have people getting sick and tired of the moon fest. After all, they worship the moon god allah.

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