Ruet-e-Hilal Committee makes the announcement at a news conference in Karachi
ISLAMABAD: The crescent of the Shaawal moon has not been sighted with Eidul Fitr to be celebrated across the country on Saturday.
Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman made the announced on Thursday at Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) camp office in Karachi.
The zonal and district Ruet-e-Hilal committees met at their respective headquarters simultaneously.
“It has been unanimously agreed by all members of the central and zonal Ruet-e-Hilal committees that….Saturday will be the first day of Eid across country,” Mufti Muneeb said.
Earlier, the PMD also informed the Ministry of Religious Affairs based on scientific calculations that there were ‘slight’ chances of the moon being sighted today.
This year the holy month of Ramazan begun across the globe including Pakistan on the same day. Likewise, in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, the holy month started the same day as other provinces.
Earlier today, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced the sighting of moon marking the beginning of Shawwal with Eid-ul-Fitr to be celebrated in the country on Friday. However, it said the final decision in this regard will be announced by the moon-sighting committee after the Maghrib prayer (offered at the sunset).