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Eid Milad-un-Nabi to be celebrated with religious fervour: minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Religious Affairs Noor-ul-Haq Qadri has said that the government has decided to celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi (Peace Be Upon Him) with religious fervour and enthusiasm.

Chairing a meeting of the organizing committee for holding Rahmatul Lil Alamin Conference in Islamabad today, he said International Seerat Conference will also be held in Islamabad.

The meeting was attended by Information Minister Fawad Chaudhary, Minister of State Ali Muhammad Khan, Special Assistant to the prime minister Iftikhar Durrani and Senator Faisal Javed.

Earlier, Chairman Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman announced that the moon for the month of Rabi-ul-Awwal was not sighted on Thursday evening and thus, Eid Milad-un-Nabi will fall on Nov 21.

A meeting of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee took place this evening with Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman in the chair.

Following the meeting, he announced the moon for the month of Rabi-ul-Awwal was not sighted in Pakistan and therefore, the new lunar month will commence from Nov 9 and 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal (Eid Milad-un-Nabi) will be celebrated on Nov 21.



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