According to astronomical parameters, there is a ‘good chance’ that the new moon will be sighted on the evening of June 25, which will be Ramazan 29, said a PMD official. He added that the new moon of Shawwal will be born on crossing conjunction point at 07:31 PST on June 24.
The weather is expected to be fair to partly cloudy in most parts of the country on June 25, and thus a high likelihood of moon-sighting is expected, said the official.
However, he added, the final and official announcement of the moon-sighting would be made by the moon-sighting committee that functions under the Ministry of Religious Affairs.
The Met Office had also predicted about the Ramazan crescent, which proved correct.
A meeting of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee to sight the moon has reportedly been scheduled in Peshawar on Ramazan 29 (Sunday, June 25).
“However, it seems a bit difficult because a controversial cleric from Peshawar’s Masjid Qasim Khan announced the holy month of Ramazan to start in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa from May 27 – a day before it was started across the country,” he said, referring to Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai.
The Ministry of Religious Affairs made efforts to push Popalzai to cooperate with the government so that the first of Ramazan and Eid happen across the country on the same day, but all in vain.
“Due to the absence of a law, we cannot impose a fine or punish anyone who would announce the moon-sighting before an official announcement by the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee,” he said, requesting the media and unofficial religious committees to cooperate with the Ministry of Religious Affairs in this regard.
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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 5, 2023 (Sunday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||335||338|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||34.19||34.54|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.25||175.25|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,300 on Sunday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs176,010.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Karachi||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Islamabad||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Peshawar||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Quetta||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Sialkot||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Attock||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Gujranwala||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Jehlum||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Multan||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Gujrat||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Nawabshah||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Chakwal||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Hyderabad||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Nowshehra||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Sargodha||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Faisalabad||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|
|Mirpur||PKR 205,300||PKR 2,360|