LAHORE – Chairman Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman announced the Zilhaj moon was not sighted anywhere in the country on Friday hence Eidul Azha will be celebrated on September 13 (Tuesday).

The announcement was made by Mufti Muneeb after chairing a meeting of the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee and other zonal committees in all provincial capitals of the country.

The zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) met meet at the building of the Ministry of Religious Affairs near General Post Office (GPO).

Chairman Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman announced the decision of crescent sighting or otherwise subsequently on the basis of information received after evaluating the evidences.

Mufti Muneeb said the committee did not receive any testimony relating to the sighting of moon.

All the evidences regarding the not sighting of crescent conveyed to the chairman, central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee on cell numbers: 0300 9285203; 0300 6329700; 0321 2022000; 0333 2697051;0333 5453499; 042 99213006; 021 9208014; 021 99261412 and Met Department: 051 9205735; 021 99261413; 021 35688307; 021 5688307; 021 9204761; 021 5684550 and 021 99261404.