Karachi (June 14, 2018): A meeting of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee under the chairmanship of Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman is under way in Karachi for the sighting of the Shawwal moon.
A formal announcement regarding Eid-ul-Fitr will be made after evidence of moon sighting is collected from different parts of the country.
Besides the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, zonal committees will hold meetings in major cities of the country to collect evidence regarding the sighting of Shawwal moon.
Earlier, a notification was issued regarding a zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meeting in Quetta today.The meeting will take place at Deputy Commissioner’s Complex in Quetta as per the notification. All committee members have been asked to ensure their presence at the meeting.
Earlier, the Pakistan Meteorological Department said there are visible chances of the Eid-ul-Fitr moon being sighted on June 15 (Friday).
According to the Met Office, there are fewer chances of the moon being sighted on Thursday, June 14. Eid-ul-Fitr is likely to be celebrated on Saturday, June 16 across Pakistan.
In Pakistan, the holy month of Ramazan began on Thursday, May 17.
In Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the month of Ramazan also began on Thursday, May 17.