Eid-Ul-Fitr 2024: Moon sighting testimonies received from different parts

Eid-Ul-Fitr 2024: Moon sighting testimonies received from different parts

The central moon sighting committee of Pakistan — Ruet-e-Hilal Committee — meeting is underway in Islamabad on Tuesday (today) to collect testimonies of crescent sightings to ascertain the date of Eid ul Fitr.

Meanwhile, the zonal body committees meetings are being held simultaneously in all four provincial capitals — Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta — to sight the Shawwal crescent.

The zonal and central committees will collect moon sighting testimonies from different parts of the provinces.

Testimonies for Shawwal moon have not been received from Karachi Lahore and Quetta, the respective zonal committees said adding that final decision of the moon sighting will be announced by the central committee.

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However, the central moon sighting committee said it received moon sighting testimonies from different parts of the country including Sheikhupura.

If the crescent is sighted today, Eid ul Fitr would fall on Wednesday after the conclusion of the holy month of Ramadan followed by the major festival to be celebrated on the first day of Shawwal.

Moon sighting committee’s chairman Maulana Khabir Azad is presiding over the meeting in the federal capital, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Religious Affairs.

Besides the members of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, the officials of the meteorology department, Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco) and the Ministry of Science and Technology too are also in attendance.

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