Shawal moon not sighted, Eid ul fital will be on Saturday


Karachi (Web Desk) Chairman of Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman announced that the moon for the month of Shawwal was not sighted and that Eidul Fitr will be celebrated across Pakistan on Saturday.
Since the crescent moon which marks the new lunar month was not sighted today, Friday will be the 30th and final day of Ramazan.
The announcement was made by Mufti Muneeb after chairing a meeting of the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee. He said evidences of moon-sighting were not received from anywhere in the country.
The Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee had convened the meeting to sight the moon for Eidul Fitr in Karachi, whereas zonal bodies of the committee also met in Islamabad, Quetta, Peshawar and Lahore.
The Shawwal moon has been sighted in several other countries, including Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and Oman, where the first day of Eid will fall on Friday. India, where the crescent was not sighted, will celebrate Eid on Saturday as well.


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