Eid-ul-Fitr in Pakistan technical news LIVE updates on Shawwal Moon.
Karachi: The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee is meeting under the chair of Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman in Karachi to sight moon of Shawwal.
The new moon, if sighted, would mark the end of Ramadan and beginning of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Comprising religious scholars and Met Office Officials , the committee makes its decision on the basis of evidence received from across the country.
Zonal Ruete Hilal Committees are also holding their meetings in major cities of the country to collect the evidence of moonsighting. The evidence are then shared with the Central Ruete Hilal Committee for the final decision.
Muslims in Khyber Paktunkhwa province are celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr today after an independent Ruet-e-Hilal Committee headed Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai announced that it has collected evidence of moonsighting from difference parts of the region.
Saudi Arabia, UAE and several countries in Middle East are also celebrating Eid today.
According to the Met Office, there are strong chances of moonsighting today in Pakistan and Eid-ul-Fitr was likely to fall on Wednesday.
The position of the crescent may be conveyed to Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman on his cell no 0300-9285203; 0321-2022000; Syed Mushahid Hussain Khalid, Director General (R&R) Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony 0300-6831822; Hafiz Abdul Qudoos, Deputy Director (Q) 0333-2697051 and Pakistan Meteorological Department, Karachi 021-99261412; 021-99261413.
We will keep you updating on the Ruete Hilal Committee meeting and other updates regarding Shawwal moonsighting.