ISLAMABAD – The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee has announced that the Shawwal moon has been sighted in Lahore; the first day of Eid Al Fitr 2017 in Pakistan will be Monday, Jun 26
“Shawwal’s crescent moon has been sighted in Lahore, which means Eid starts on Monday,” according to zonal moon sighting committee.
Chairman Committee, Mufti Munibur Rehman has also made the official announcement.
The meeting was held at Administrator (Auqaf) office in Islamabad for sighting the crescent of the holy month of Shawwal 2017 (Eid Al Fitr 2017).
The meetings of Zonal and District Ruet-e-Hilal Committees were also held at their respective headquarters at the same time
The Met officials have told that there is a ‘fair chance’ of the crescent of the moon on Sunday at 1438 AH on 29th of Ramadan.
Chairing the Committee’s meeting, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman appealed to media not to air any reports with a formal announcement.
The Met office’s press release revealed that the birth of moon will take place on crossing conjunction point at 00-45 PST on 25-06-17.
It is pertinent to mention here that Shawwal 2017 moon was sighted yesterday in Saudi Arabia, Gulf countries including USA, UK, Germany, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Japan.
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.