KARACHI: The Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee announced on Saturday that the moon of the holy month of Ramazan had not been sighted in the country, Express News reported.
The announcement was made by Chairman of the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Mufti Munib ur Rehman, after chairing the meeting of the committee held at the Meteorological (Met) Office.
He announced that Ramazan 1, 1435 Hijri, will fall on Monday June 30.
“There was no evidence of moon [sighting] from any part of the country, so Monday June 30 will be first Ramazan,” Mufti Rehman announced.
He added that the committee had gathered evidence about moon sightings from all the four provinces of the country with zonal moon-sighting committees meeting simultaneously in their respective headquarters.
The met office provided technical assistance to committee. According to Met office, no moon was sighted anywhere in the country, he added.
The month of Ramazan will begin in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen on June 29.
Popalzai announces moon sighted
Masjid Qasim Ruet-i-Hilal Committee based in Peshawar has announced early Sunday that the moon of the holy month of Ramazan has been sighted in the province and first of Ramazan will be observed from Sunday June 29th.
The announcement was made by Chief Cleric Masjid Qasim Reut-i-Hilal committee Mufti Shahab Popalzai, after receiving evidence from five different local clerics based across K-P.
He said that the committee has gathered around 40 pieces of evidence from five various locations in K-P.
K-P minister denies claims
Provincial minister K-P Habib ur Rehman has said that they only agree to the decision of central committee. Thus, first Ramazan will fall on Monday June 30th.