KARACHI – The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet in Karachi on Thursday for Shawal moon sighting, announced Chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman. The meeting will be held at the office of the Pakistan Meteorological Department after Asar prayers. A formal announcement regarding the Eidul Fitr and moon sighting will be made by Mufti Muneebur Rehman. The committee has issued contact numbers –  02199261404, 02199261403, 03009285203 – for the testimony of Shawal moon sighting. The zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committees will also meet in the provincial capitals on Thursday in this regard.

Met Prediction

On June 4, Pakistan Meteorological Department said that Eid al-Fitr is expected to fall on June 16 this year.

According to Met officials, the chances of Shawwaal moon to be sighted on the evening of June 14 is not very high and therefore, there is a high chance that the Holy month of Ramazan will comprise 30 days and Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated on June 16, all across Pakistan. The details of Shawwaal moon sighting are available on The Climate Data Processing Centre’s official website.

Govt Announces Four Holidays

On June 8, the interior ministry approved a summary for four holidays on the eve of Eidul Fitr. The ministry has approved the holidays from June 15 to June 18, a notification regarding which has been released on Friday.