Official: Ramadan Moon Sighted in Pakistan

Muslims in Pakistan will begin fasting on Tuesday as Ramadan moon has been sighted in the country, confirmed the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman in an official announcement.

“Ramadan crescent moon has been sighted and first Ramadan will be on Tuesday, May 7,” said the central moon sighting committee.

The meeting was held at the office of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony in Karachi with Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman in the chair.

The decision was announced after receiving multiple moon sighting evidence from zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committees meeting at their respective offices.

Earlier, the Met officials had informed that the hilal crescent can be sighted till 7:33 pm on Monday, met office said.

Note that the Ramadan moon was sighted yesterday in Saudi Arabia and other the Gulf countries. The countries that follow the Saudi calendar such as, USA, UK, Germany, Turkey, Malaysia, and Indonesia are also observing first Ramadan today.


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