Ruet e Hilal Committee announces First Ramadan in Pakistan will be On 25 April. Central and zonal sighting committees met to observe the moon of the month of Ramadan, but no evidence of moon sighting was received.
Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, Chairman Central Ruet e Hilal Committee, presided over the central meeting at Met Office Karachi while meetings of zonal committees were also held in other provinces.
The main meeting was also attended by meteorologists and for the first time, a representative of the Ministry of Science and Technology was also present in the meeting.
Addressing a press conference after the meeting, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman said that no evidence of sighting of the moon has been received so the first Ramadan in Pakistan will be on Saturday, April 25.
Chairman Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman said that no evidence of moon sighting was received from any part of the country including Peshawar and the decision on the month of Ramadan was taken by consensus.
Earlier, the Zonal Ruet e Hilal Committee in Punjab had announced that the moon of the month of Ramadan was not sighted in the province and the Central Ruet e Hilal Committee was also informed about this decision.