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Eid Al-Fitr Will Be Observed On Wednesday As Shawwal Moon Sighted

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KARACHI– The Shawwal moon was sighted in Pakistan and Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated on Wednesday, the central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee announced Tuesday evening.

A meeting of central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee was held in Karachi under the chairmanship of Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman for the Shawwal moon sighting.

Mufti Muneeb told a press conference that testimonies were received from different parts of the country about moon sighting.

Besides the central committee, zonal committees also held their meetings in major cities of the country to collect testimonies regarding the sighting of Shawwal moon.

Testimonies regarding sighting of moon were received from Faisalabad, Kashmore, Rahim Yar Khan, Lahore, Sadiqabad, Pasni, Kamra, Ghotki, Bahawalpur, Sui, Quetta, Shikarpur and other parts of the country, according to Mufti Muneeb.

KP celebrates Eid a day earlier

People in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are celebrating Eid-ul Fitr today after the provincial government announced that Eid-ul-Fitr will officially be celebrated in the province on June 4.

The KP government had made the announcement after taking into account ‘testimonies’ of moon sighting all over KP, according to KP Information Minister Shaukat Yousufzai.

The self-proclaimed Ruet-e-Hilal Committee of Masjid Qasim Ali Khan has announced to celebrate Eid today in light of the moon sightings testimonies from several areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Shahab-ud-din Popalzai, the chief cleric, claimed to make the decision in light of 25 witnesses received from ‘all over the provinces’.

Eid to be on June 5, says Chaudhry

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has said that people should not doubt that Eid-ul-Fitr will be on June 5.

The federal minister had launched the country’s first moon-sighting website and Hijri calendar and announced the date of Eid-ul-Fitr based on the lunar observations.KARACHI: The central Ruet-e-Hilal committee will meet here today for the Shawwal moon sighting.

SOURCE: AGENCIES AND LM MONITORING