ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee on Wednesday announced that crescent of Muharram-ul-Haram 1437 AH has been sighted in Pakistan.

Article continues after the advertisement

The Ashoora days will be marked on October 24 and 24 to commemorate the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA).

More: Nisar dismisses PTI’s claim of vote transfer in NA-122

In a statement the Director General Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Noorul-Islam told media that Chairman Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman chaired the meeting of the Committee at Pakistan Meteorological Department building at Main University Road, Gulistan-e-Jauhar in Karachi.

Other members of the committee also held meetings of their respective Provincial/District Ruet-e-Hilal Committees.

More: PM Nawaz ‘contacts’ NA-144 winner Riazul Haq Juj inviting him to join PML-N

The moon sighting also marks the start of new Islamic year in Pakistan.