Eidul Fitr 2022: Shawwal moon likely to be sighted on May 3 in Pakistan

09:39 PM | 25 Apr, 2022
Eidul Fitr 2022: Shawwal moon likely to be sighted on May 3 in Pakistan
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LAHORE – Astronomers have predicted the Shawwal moon to be sighted in Pakistan on May 3, however, there is no such announcement made by Ruet-e-Hilal Committee or Pakistan Meteorological Department.

Experts forecast that the new moon will be born at 1:28 am between the night of April 30 and May 1. The dimensional difference between the moon from the sun needs to be at 10 degrees while it will be not possible to sight as it will be around 8 degrees in Pakistan.

The moon will be sighted evidently if there are clear skies on Monday evening, they further say.

State-run weather forecast is yet to send its requisition about the moon sighting to the religious affairs ministry.

Moonsighting controversy

Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Mufti Abdul Shakoor has maintained that Eidul Fitr would be celebrated on the same day in Pakistan this year.

Speaking to local media, the minister expressed hope, saying that there would be no controversy over the moon sighting this year.

The country of nearly 221 million has witnessed severe dispute over the moon sighting and it remained a bone of contention among different scholars. In the previous government, former info minister Fawad Chauhdry irked clerics who accused him of meddling in religious issues.

The Imran Khan government also removed Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman and appointed Maulana Muhammad Abdul Khabir Azad as Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee chairman to sort out differences.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 19, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Forex Rates 

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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