The Eidul Fitr moon has been sighted in Saudi Arabia, along with Qatar and UAE on Thursday evening, Express News reported.
The religious festival will now be celebrated on July 17 in the Middle East.
According to initial reports, Muslims in UK, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Jordan will celebrate Eidul Fitr on Friday, whereas, Oman, Iraq and Bangladesh will be doing so on Saturday.
The government controlled Dubai media office confirmed in a belated fashion that the UAE will be celebrating Eid on Friday. The announcement was made after Saudi Arabia confirmed sighting the moon, the Khaleej Times said.
In Pakistan, the central Ruet-e-Hilal committee is expected to convene on Friday evening to sight the moon.
There were, however, reports that Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai in Peshawar had convened a meeting of local leaders to sight the moon on Thursday evening.
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