KARACHI: The Shawwal moon was not sighted on Thursday, hence Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated across the country on June 16, Saturday, NewsOne reported.
Chairman of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Mufti Muneebur Rehman announced the decision following a meeting in Karachi, saying the committee did not receive any evidence of moon sighting.
Earlier in a day, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicted the moon may be sighted in Balochistan’s coastal areas – Pasni and Gwadar.
However, since the age of the moon is 19 hours, the PMD has foretold the chances of moon sighting to be ‘fewer’ today.
Earlier today, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia has announced the sighting of moon marking the beginning of Shawwal with Eid-ul-Fitr to be celebrated in the country tomorrow on (Friday).