The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet today for the sighting of the moon of Shaban, 1442 AH.
According to the details, Maulana Abdul Khabeer Azad who is the chairman of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will preside the meeting.
The Meteorological Department (PMD) had earlier stated that there is a major chance of sighting the new moon of Shaban 1442 AH on the evening of March 14 i.e. 29th of Rajab.
Moreover, the other members of the Committee would attend the meetings of provincial/ district/zonal committees at their respective provincial/ district headquarters.
On the other hand, authorities in Saudi Arabia announced that the Shaban crescent was not sighted in the Kingdom, which means that Sunday (today) will be the last day of the Hijri month Rajab and Monday will mark the first day of Shaban in the Kingdom.
According to the Saudi authorities, they were not able to sight the crescent because of the heavy dust and the sandstorm which is sweeping the country.
Local media of Saudi Arabia reported that a dust storm swept the northern region of the country, including Al Jawf, the capital Riyadh, Qassim, Hail, as well as eastern parts of Mecca and Medina.