The Federal government has officially announced a four-day public holiday on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, which is expected to fall on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.
Interior Ministry issued a notification late on Tuesday in this regard.
According to the notification, Eid holidays will begin from June 4th (chaand raat) and will last until June 7th, (the third day of Eid).
This marks Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as public holidays across the country.
However, if you’re off on Saturday and Sunday you’ll get to celebrate a six-day Eid holiday this year.
Both the Meteorological Department and Pakistan’s first official Islamic Calendar have predicted that the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr 2019 will be on Wednesday 5th June.
However, as per the decades-old tradition, a meeting of Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee would be convened in Karachi on Tuesday (29th Ramazan) for sighting the Shawwal moon, said an official from the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony.
Talking to the state-owned news agency, APP, he said the committee would meet under the chairmanship of Central Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman at Pakistan Meteorological Department building on Main University Road, Karachi.
The meetings at the zonal offices of Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will also go as per tradition.
Chairman committee Mufti Munib will announce the decision of the moon sighting or otherwise based on evidence(s) received.