ISLAMABAD: The crescent for the holy month of Ramadan is not sighted and the month of fasting will commence from Sunday, May 28 in Pakistan, ARY News reported.
Chairman Central Ruet-e-Hilal Commitee, Mufti Muneebur Rehman made the announcement after heading session of central committee held in Islamabad.
He said zonal committees have not seen any evidence of sighting Ramadan’s crescent.
The regional and zonal Ruet-e-Hilal committees also held meetings in different parts of the country to assist the Central Committee to reach a decision.
Ramadan in Saudi Arabia, UAE on Saturday
The holy fasting month of Ramazan is due to begin on Saturday May 27 in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, religious authorities in both countries announced.
The announcements came after religious authorities in the two Gulf Arab countries failed to sight the crescent moon on Thursday night, state media reported.
The mufti of Lebanon, Abdullatif Deryan, also announced that Saturday would be the start of Ramazan. There was no immediate announcement from other Muslim countries in the Middle East and North Africa.