Shawwal moon sighted: Pakistan to celebrate Eidul Fitr on Wednesday

Published: July 5, 2016
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Ruet-e-Hilal Committee received enough testimonies of moon being sighted across country, says Mufti Muneebur Rehman. PHOTO: ONLINE

Ruet-e-Hilal Committee received enough testimonies of moon being sighted across country, says Mufti Muneebur Rehman. PHOTO: ONLINE

Mufti Muneebur Rehman speaks to media in Islamabad on Tuesday. SCREEN GRAB Ruet-e-Hilal Committee received enough testimonies of moon being sighted across country, says Mufti Muneebur Rehman. PHOTO: ONLINE

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 in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday as Shawal moon not sighted

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.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • IK
    Jul 5, 2016 - 10:08PM

    Ramadan completed 30 days throughout the world except Pakistan. EID MUBARAK Pakistan.Recommend

  • Hameed
    Jul 5, 2016 - 10:50PM

    Has anyone recorded moon sighting? If not this is dubious.Recommend

  • Sardar KHAN
    Jul 5, 2016 - 10:56PM

    In my view the rudeness and un Islamic behaviour of Mufti Munib with other peoples on TV.makes him an unfit person to be the Chairman of Ruet-i-Hilal Commettee.He must resign or kicked out from his post.He has shown his ugly face again on TV today by insulting people live.GO Munib GO now.Make way for the sensible people and real Scholars on this Committee for proper decisions and not by self praise seeker like him. Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jul 6, 2016 - 5:46AM

    Eid Mubarak to all brothers and sisters. Please pray for the safety, security and prosperity of Pakistan. Also pray for good health and safe return of our beloved Prime Minister. Thanks and enjoy.Recommend

  • Asad Shairani
    Jul 6, 2016 - 6:53AM

    Eid Mubarak everyone! Be good for a day at least.Recommend

  • M@ni
    Jul 6, 2016 - 6:58AM

    Mufti Muneeb is a reasonable person and people should not ple nose into the matters they are not expert at. Recommend

  • Adnan
    Jul 6, 2016 - 8:59AM

    Amazing technology !!Recommend

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