KARACHI: The Ramazan moon could not be sighted in the Gulf countries and Saudi Arabia on Monday and therefore, the first day of fasting will be Wednesday.
According to the high judicial council of Saudi Arabia and the ministry of justice of the United Arab Emirates the Ramazan moon was not seen.
According to Arab TV, Ramazan will commence from Wednesday onwards in Egypt and Jordan as well as other countries in the Gulf region.
In Pakistan, the central Ruet-i-Hilal committee will meet today in Karachi, while zonal committees will meet in all the provincial capitals to see the Ramazan moon and make a decision about the commencement of the holy month.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 9th, 2013.
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