LAHORE – The moon of month of Shawwal could not be sighted in the country, therefore, Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Saturday, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee announced on Thursday.
This announcement was made by Chairman of the Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman in Karachi tonight.
He said that any evidence of moon sighting was not received from any part of the country.
A meeting of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee under the chairmanship of Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman was held in Karachi for the sighting of the Shawwal moon.
The formal announcement regarding Eid-ul-Fitr was made after evidence of moon sighting is collected from different parts of the country.
Besides the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, zonal committees held meetings in major cities of the country to collect evidence regarding the sighting of Shawwal moon.
Meanwhile, Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated tomorrow in Middle Eastern countries including Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Turkey, and Malaysia.