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Eid al-Fitr 2016 likely on Wednesday in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: There are very high chances of Shawwal moon to be sighted today (Tuesday) in Pakistan, said the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD). Eid al-Fitr is very likely to be celebrated on Wednesday July 6.

“According to astronomical parameters, there is a chance for the sighting of Shawwal moon,  1437  AH on the  evening of July 5 on 29th of the Ramazan, 1437 AH. The new moon will born on crossing conjunction point at 16-01 PST (Pakistan standard time) on July 04,” an official of the Met office told APP.

The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee would meet at Aiwan-e-Auqaf, Lahore on Tuesday evening for sighting the crescent.

Chairman Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman will chair the committee meeting. The meetings of Zonal/Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committees will be held at their respective offices.

The meeting of Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committees, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) will be held in the building of Ministry of Religious Affairs near General Post Office (GPO).

All the evidence regarding the position of crescent could be conveyed to the Chairman, central Ruet e Hilal Committee on cell number 0300-9285203; 0321-2022000; 0333-2697051;0333-5453499; 042-99213006; 021-9208014;  021-99261412 (Met Department); 051-9205735; 021-99261413; 021-35688307; 021-5688307; 021-9204761; 021-5684550 and 021-99261404.

Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman will announce the decision of crescent sighting or otherwise subsequently on the basis of information received after evaluating the evidences. –APP