ISLAMABAD: The federal government has announced a three-day holiday for Eidul Azha across the country.
According to a spokesperson of the Ministry of Interior, the holidays will be observed from September 12-14, i.e. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday across the country.
Zilhaj moon not sighted, Eidul Azha on September 13
On Friday, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee had announced that the Zilhaj moon was not sighted in the country and Eidul Azha would be celebrated on Tuesday – September 13.
However, the meteorological office had said there were ample chances of moon sighting as the weather had remained clear.
Earlier, Mufti Muneebur Rehman had written a letter to the Ministry of Religious Affairs, urging it to restrain the Met Office from making predictions about moon sighting to avert confusion.
Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.
For more information, please see our Comments FAQ