Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meets today for Ramazan moon sighting

PMD earlier rejected all possibility of moon sighting on Thursday, April 23


News Desk April 23, 2020
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Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee would meet on Thursday (today) in Karachi to sight the Ramazan moon.

The meeting would be presided by the committee's Chairman Mufti Munibur Rehman.

Earlier on April 11, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said the crescent heralding the holy month of Ramazan will be sighted across Pakistan on Friday, April 24 whereas Saturday, April 25 will be the first day of fasting.

The PMD – the national weather service – rejected all possibility of moon sighting on Thursday, April 23.

On February 27, the Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry also claimed in a tweet that the first Ramazan would fall on April 25.



He had also claimed that the country’s official moon-sighting committee – the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee – had erred while announcing the Islamic months of Ziqad and Rajab.

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