Islamabad: Eid Al Adha 2020 will be celebrated on August 1 in Pakistan, Pakistan’s central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairperson Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman said on Tuesday.
The meeting of ReH was held with Mufti Muneeb in the chair, with the those of the zonal committees taking place at the provincial headquarters.
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In Quetta, Maulana Anwarul Haq Haqqani, as well as officials of the district administration and the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), gathered for the moon-sighting. PMD officials said the moon would be visible for more than 20 minutes and that the city’s skies were clear.
On the other hand, a meeting of the zonal committee in Islamabad concluded, with its report sent to Karachi, according to Mufti Zamir Ahmed Sajid.
The central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee’s chairperson would make an announcement regarding the sighting of the moon, Mufti Sajid added.
The director-general of Punjab’s Auqaf and Religious Affairs, Dr Tahir Raza Bukhari, said the Zilhajj moon was not sighted in Lahore.
However, he added that a final decision would be made by the central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee.