Moon sighted: Pakistan to celebrate Eidul Fitr on Saturday

Ruet-e-Hilal committee chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman made the announcement after receiving testimonies

Web Desk July 17, 2015

KARACHI: The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee on Friday announced that they had received sufficient testimonies of the Shawwal moon being sighted in the country, hence Eid will be celebrated on Saturday, July 18, 2015, Express News reported.

The various zonal Ruet-e-Hilal committees had convened a meeting to sight the moon in major cities and towns of the country while the Central Ruet-e-Hilal committee meeting was held in Islamabad.

Committee chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman said they had received testimonies of the moon being sighted from Shahpur Chakro, Sanghar, Badin, Qila Abdullah, Qila Saifullah, Domki and Jacobabad, among other towns and cities on the basis of which they could announce that Eidul Fitr will be on Saturday.

Eidul Fitr congregations will be held at open places‚ mosques and Eidgahs in all major cities of the country.

Meanwhile‚ security has been beefed up in different parts of the country including the federal capital to avoid any untoward incident on the auspicious occasion.

Eid marks the end of holy month of Ramazan for Muslims. While Eid was celebrated in many parts of the world on Friday, it will be celebrated in Pakistan on Saturday.

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