KARACHI – First Ramadan 2017 in Pakistan will fall on Sunday, May 28, as the moon was not sighted in Pakistan.
However, some parts of Peshawar have kept first fast on Saturday, after Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai announced the moon sighting onFriday.
However, the Central Committee met under Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman after the Maghrib prayers for sighting the crescent of the holy month of Ramadan.
The Met officials had already told that there is a ‘slight chance’ of the crescent of the moon on Friday at 1438 AH on 29th of Shaban.
According to details, Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committees of Quetta, Karachi, and Lahore have sent their final reports to Central Committee that the moon was not sighted.
Mufti Muneeb made the final announcement after he received a report from Peshawar.
The Met office’s press release revealed that the birth of moon will take place on crossing conjunction point at 00-45 PST on 26-05-17.
It is pertinent to mention here that Ramadan 2017 moon was not sighted today in Saudi Arabia and UAE, which means that the first Ramadan in Gulf countries would fall on Saturday, May 27.
The climate accord reported that the weather is expected fair/ partly cloudy in the several parts of the country.
The crescent of Ramadan and Eid is a matter of dispute in many regions of Pakistan, the people from a long time celebrates two Eid in the country.
The government of Pakistan has taken serious action to curb the situation.
In 2016 the moon sighting took place in Pakistan without any opposition, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman announced that the Eid will be celebrated on the same day all around the country.
The crescent committee once again hoped that it will be successful in holding the month of Ramadan and celebrations of Eid on the same day.
Management in the holy month is a matter of concern for authorities since long; recently the Sindh High Court has ordered officials to keep check and balance on the prices of households.
Many small Bachat Bazaars has placed by the authorities to maintain a supply of fresh and healthy food in the month.