The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee’s
announced on Sunday that it did not receive any reports related to the sighting
of the moon of Shawwal 1443 AH today, meaning that the first day of Eid in
Pakistan will fall on May 3.


The main meeting of the Ruet-e-Hilal
Committee was held at the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony
in Islamabad with Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad in the chair, while the zonal
committees met in their respective cities to sight the Shawwal crescent.

The zonal committees had reported to the main body that they had
not sighted the moon. Subsequently, Maulana Azad announced that the moon was
not sighted in the country.

“It was decided through consensus that Eid will be observed
on May 3. Eid will be celebrated across the country on Tuesday, May 3,” said
Maulana Azad in a press conference after the moon was not sighted. 

Earlier, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) had said
that the age of the moon is 17 hours, and it must be 19 hours in order to sight

The department had also said that there are no chances of the
Shawwal moon being sighted today.

Meanwhile, South Waziristan in Pakistan and Afghanistan are
celebrating Eid today after the Shawwal moon was sighted in the area yesterday.


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