Chances of Eid on Saturday extremely high: Met dept

Met department says moon will be sighted in Balochistan's Panjgur on Friday night


Web Desk July 13, 2015
It said clear weather conditions above the coastal line of Balochistan will enable viewing of the moon on Saturday

The Pakistan Meteorological Department said on Monday the chances of sighting the Eid moon on Friday night were extremely high, Express News reported.

According to the Met department, Eidul Fitr will likely take place on Saturday, July 18.

The Met department said that the moon would be clearly sighted in Balochistan's Panjgur as well as other areas.

Read: Moon-shy: Ramazan to commence from Friday in Pakistan

In light of this, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee is expected to meet on Friday for the sighting of the moon. Chairman of the committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman would chair a meeting of Sindh zonal committee at Pakistan Meteorological Department building in Karachi while other members of the committee would attend meetings of the provincial and district committees in their respective cities.

Eidul Fitr marks the culmination of the holy month of Ramazan. Ramazan commenced in the country from June 19.

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COMMENTS (5)

Mohammad Shariq | 5 years ago | Reply If science is so advanced then why can't they predict earthquake??
SHKT | 5 years ago | Reply @Zaida Parvez: Lol... Science can only give you the chances of spotting a crescent. Actually sighting it is based on local weather, level of air pollution etc. Also, if you read the article carefully, it says "chances of sighting the Eid moon" which means chances of sighting the crescent of shawal, which isn't "always there" :)
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