The Shawwal moon has been sighted and Eidul Fitr will be celebrated across the country on Friday (today), announced Chairman Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman on Thursday.
Addressing a press conference after Ruet’s meeting, Mufti Muneeb said testimonies of moon sighting had been received from the federal capital, Muzaffargarh, Jhang, Jacobabad, Sanghar, Okara, Buner, Swat, Zhob and Badin. “On the basis of these testimonies, we announce that the Eid-ul-Fitr will be observed on Friday (today),” he said.
This is the first time after many years that the whole country is celebrating the festivities of Eid together on the same day.
On Thursday various zonal Ruet-e-Hilal committees had also convened their meetings in the major cities of the country; while the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee’s meeting was held at the Meteorological Department in Karachi.
The official announcement of the sighting of the Shawwal moon was made after consultation with all the zonal committees. Religious scholars of various sects including Qari Hanif Jalandhari, Mufti Ibrahim Qadri, Maulana Asad Deobandi, Hafiz Mohammad Salafi, Pir Syed Ali Shah Jilani, Mufti Abdul Sattar Haqqani, Maulana Syed Sabir Hasan, Maulana Sabir Noorani, Allama Ali Qarar Naqvi andMaulani Ferozuddin Rabbani attended the central committee’s meeting.
Mufti Munib extended gratitude to the religious scholars of Peshawar for their cooperation and help in the moon sighting meetings.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 9th, 2013.
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@Adeel: ok first of all , quetta is not a part of kpk . i'm suprised you didnt know that. Second of all, they're trying their best to curb terrorism even without even the federal govt's help. And terrorism is targeting the whole country not just KPK. And IK has started so many projects in just 2 months, more then your noora has done in 5 years.So before you try to shun me with your ignorance, I suggest you research
Congratulations to all our Pakistanis, we are so great that we successfully sighted the moon. My friends wished that the moon could have been sighted long back so that many bomb blasts would have been avoided.
That is an achievement but the question should be as to why Pakistan celebrated Eid a day after the rest of the world. Is the moon different in Pakistan ?
Yeah right! PTI has nothing to do with it :S. How ironic that you claim PTI united the nation and yet nearly 250 prisoners escaped DJ khan prison. Is that your naya Pakistan? dissapointing to see the KPK govt doesnt takes responsibility and blames everything on federal govt.? Or blasts in Quetta, and firing today killing several people?
@zahid: imran khan ne chand ko kha tha ke peshawar me bhi thursday ko nikl ao
Thank God finally we are out of Dr Aamir Liaqat Syndrome.
The credit goes to "IMRAN KHAN"
Eid Mubarak - my heart goes out the pray for the victim families of terrorism incident latest being yesterday's Quetta suicide bombing
Happy Eid Mubarak to all!!
EID MUBRAK TO WHOLE NATION
Syed Qaim Ali, CM of Sindh and Roet Halaal Wala,Molvi Muft Muneneb , Molvi Fazal, are our IMMORTAL HERITAGE.Nation should keep them in depth of their hearts. Khuda give them long long life so they keep guiding nation,.
As another Ramadan comes to an end, increase your istighfaar. It could be the last chance and I wish all of you a happy and safe Eid. Pray for all the victims of terrorism and think of those less fortunate
This credit definitely goes to the PTI govt for uniting the nation and making them celebrate Eid on the same day. Keep it up IK. #hatersgonnahate
I congratulate all the Ulema to observe Eid on the same day in entire Pakistan.