The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee met with Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman in the chair to sight the moon of Zil-Hijja here on Friday.
The moon for Eid-ul-Adha 2019 has been sighted in Pakistan.
As per the announcement, Eid-ul-Adha will be celebrated on 12th August all over the country.
The moon for Eid-ul-Adha was sighted in Saudi Arabia on Thursday. Eidul Azha will be celebrated in the kingdom on August 11.
Pakistan’s government has announced four holidays for Eidul Azha from August 12 to August 15. The four days from Monday to Thursday have been declared public holidays, according to a notification issued by the interior ministry. The notification, however, said that Saturday, August 17 will be a working day.
Eidul Azha is celebrated to commemorate the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim (AS).
In line with the tradition of Prophet Ibrahim (AS), Muslims across the world slaughter animals as a sacrifice for Allah. The meat of sacrificed animals is distributed among relatives and the poor.