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Ramadan To Start From Tuesday As Moon Not Sighted: Ruet-e-Hilal Committee

Saudi Arabia, Gulf, US and Europe will observe fasting on Monday


ISLAMABAD– The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee announced on Sunday that moon was not sighted in Pakistan and first day of Ramadan will fall on Tuesday, May 7.

The committee with Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman in the chair met in Karachi today for the sighting of the crescent of Ramzan-ul-Mubarak.

An official of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony earlier told APP that other members of the committee have attended Zonal and District Ruet-e-Hilal Committees at their respective places.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) had predicted the possibility of Ramadan moon sighting on the evening of May 6 (Monday), however, it was not the case.

Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East were able to see the moon on May 5 and observe the first fast of the holy month on May 6.

South Asian neighbours Bangladesh, India and other countries in Asia and Africa will also sight the Ramadn moon on May 6 like Pakistan.

Furthermore, Saudi Arabia, other GCC countries, US, UK and Europe will observe fasting on Monday.