Karachi (June 16, 2018): Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated across Pakistan with religious zeal and fervour.
Eid prayers are being offered across the country at mosques and Eidgahs in all cities and towns of the country. Special prayers will be offered for the well-being of the country while in sermons the Ulema will highlight the significance of Eid-ul-Fitr.Eid congregations in Karachi started early morning, Eid prayers are being offered in Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Quetta, Multan and others cities.Special attention has been paid to make ample security arrangements to maintain peaceful environment in the city on Eid. Sindh Rangers personnel are deployed outside mosques, Imambarghas and Jamatkhanas.Earlier Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee chairman Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman formally announced that Shawwal moon has not been sighted in the country and hence the Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Saturday, June 16.
Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman held a press conference at Met Complex Karachi after convening the meeting of the body for sighting the moon and gathering pieces of evidence.
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Mufti announced, there is no evidence of moon from any parts of the countries so Friday, June 15, will be 30th Ramadan and the first Shawal will be on Saturday, June 16.
The body gathered evidence about moon sighting from all the four provinces of the country and meeting of Zonal moon-sighting committees were held simultaneously in their respective headquarters.
The met office also said that no moon was sighted anywhere in the country.