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Moon not sighted in Pakistan; first Ramazan to be observed on Tuesday

KARACHI: Moon for the month of Ramazan ul Mubarak was not sighted in Pakistan on Sunday, therefore first Ramazan would be observed in the country on Tuesday (May 7), ARY News reported.

“I would like to bring this into your notice that reports of all the offices of the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) as well as Jamiatur Rasheed, Karachi have been taken into account for this announcement,” said Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman while talking to media in Karachi.

Mufti Muneeb said first Roza (fasting) will be observed on Tuesday.

He said the announcement about not sighting of the Ramazan moon was being made in consensus with ulema and experts.

“From nowhere in the country a Shara’e testimony was received,” he said.

Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee had on Sunday barred the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) from making any prediction regarding moon sighting saying that the department’s prediction created confusion among masses.

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A notification in this regard read a control room was setup to collect witnesses of moon sighting, therefore the PMD should not make any prediction.

The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee met on Sunday evening for the moon sighting of Ramazan ul Mubarak.

The moon sighting body will meet today evening after Maghrib prayers at Met Office Complex in Karachi. Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, chairman of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, will preside over the meeting.

Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committees would meet in Lahore, Quetta and Peshawar, while the district bodies will meet at their respective headquarters.

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