The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee has announced it has received sufficient testimonies of the Shawwal moon being sighted in the country, hence Eid will be celebrated on Wednesday.
“We received various testimonies from D I Khan, Hyderabad, Shikarpur, Okara, Mir Pur Khas, Lahore and many other areas,” committee chairman Mufti Munibur Rehman said while addressing a press conference in Islamabad.
“It was a matter of sheer responsibility therefore Islamic scholars looked into it keeping in view shariah, whereas experts saw it from technicalities.”
The various zonal Ruet-e-Hilal committees convened a meeting to sight the moon in major cities and towns across the country while the central committee meeting was held in Lahore.
Eid marks the end of holy month of the Ramazan for Muslims. It is celebrated for three days and is an official holiday in all Muslim-majority countries. The starting day varies every year and from country to country depending on geographical location.
Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE have already announced that Eidul Fitr in these countries will be celebrated on Wednesday.