Chances of Eid moon sighting on Friday extremely high: Met dept

Pakistan will celebrate Eidul Fitr on July 18 if the moon is sighted on Friday

Web Desk July 16, 2015

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

If the moon is sighted on Friday, Eidul Fitr will take place on Saturday, July 18.

Further, the Met department predicted clear skies for Sindh and Balochistan tomorrow, adding that that would make chances of sighting the crescent moon high as compared to Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa where skies will remain cloudy. The duration of the appearance of the moon would be about 40 to 45 minutes.

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The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will 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.