The Ruet e Hilal Committee will meet today (May 23) in Karachi to decide about the sighting of Moon of Shawwal-ul-Mukarram 1441 Hijri.
Chairman of the Ruet e Hilal Committee, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rahman will chair the meeting.
Earlier, Ministry of Religious Affairs had asked the Meteorological Office to refrain from moon forecasting.
The ministry has maintained that the right is exclusively ordained for the Ruet e Hilal Committee.
Moreover, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) had earlier said that there was slight chance of sighting the moon of Shawwal 1441 AH on the evening of 23rd May i.e. on 29th of Ramadan.
The moon of Shawwal will most likely to be visible on the evening of 24 May. Thus Eid-ul-Fitr most probably will fall on May 25 (Monday).
Earlier, Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai has announced to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Sunday, May 24 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
According to the details, the non-governmental committee of Masjid Qasim Khan has announced to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr in KP on May 24.
Mufti Popalzai taking to twitter said that the 30th fast will be observed on Saturday (May 23).
A meeting of the local non-governmental Ruet e Hilal Committee was held under the chairmanship of Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai at Qasim Ali Khan Mosque to sight the Shawwal moon.
Also, Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in Saudi Arabia and across Middle East on Sunday, May 24. As Shawwal 1441 AH moon has not been sighted.
According to the statement issued, the 30th fast will be observed in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, while Eid-ul-Fitr will be observed on Sunday, May 24.
Earlier, the astronomical center of Saudi Arabia Al-Majma’ah University had said that it was not possible to see the Eid-ul-Fitr moon on Friday.
Eid-ul-Fitr holidays in Saudi Arabia will start on Thursday 21st Ramadan 1441 AH after completing duty and offices will be reopen from Sunday 8th Shawwal.
The Ministry of Manpower had informed about the Eid-ul-Fitr holidays related to private companies that they will have 4 days of Eid-ul-Fitr holidays which will start after completing the duty of 29 Ramadan.