Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said that there is no possibility of seeing the Shawwal moon today.
He wrote on Twitter that the age of the moon in Pakistan is 13 hours and 42 minutes, so there is no possibility of seeing the moon today.
The Minister added that those who want to celebrate Eid with Saudi Arabia, have an option to do so, but it is not the wisdom to end the holy month by lying adding that they should just say that they want to celebrate Eid with Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia.
اس وقت چاند کی عمر پاکستان میں 13 گھنٹے 42 منٹ ہے لہذا چاند کا آج نظر آنا ممکن ہی نہیں جن حضرات نے عید سعودیہ کے ساتھ منانی ہے یہ ان کی آپشن ہے لیکن جھوٹ بول کر ماہ مقدس کا اختتام کرنا کہاں کی عقلمندی ہو گی، سیدھا کہیں کہ ہمیں عید افغانستان یا سعودیہ کے مطابق منانی ہے۔۔
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) May 12, 2021
A meeting of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee led by Chairman Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad is underway to sight the Shawwal moon.
According to details, the meeting of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee has commenced in Islamabad under the chairmanship of Ruet Hilal Committee Chairman Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad.
The meeting is also attended by representatives of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Space & Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) and the Meteorological Department.
Meetings of Zonal Ruet Hilal Committees are underway in Karachi, Lahore, Quetta and Peshawar. Whether Shawwal moon will appear or not will be announced in the meetings.
The meeting of the Karachi Zonal Committee will be chaired by Hafiz Muhammad Salafi in which Qari Nazir Ahmad Naeemi, Qari Muhammad Iqbal, Maulana Sabir Hussain and other directors will participate.
The Karachi Zonal Committee of Ruet-e-Hilal will inform the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee about the evidence. The final announcement will be made by the Central Ruet Hilal Committee.
The Meteorological Department said that the new moon of the month of Shawwal was born at 12:01 pm on the night of May 12, however, the moon is not likely to be visible due to cloudy weather.