KARACHI: The central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meeting today in Karachi for moon sighting of the holy month of Ramazan, ARY News reported.
Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, chairman of the committee will preside over the meeting.
The central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet in Karachi whereas the provincial and zonal committee meetings will take place in other cities.
The weather department officials had earlier said that there is rare chance of the sighting of the moon on Saturday adding that the Ramazan’s first day will most likely be on Monday (June 30th).
Ramazan in Saudi Arabia, UAE tomorrow
Ramazan would begin in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, the state-run television channel said on Friday.
Citing the authorities, the Saudi channel said that because the crescent could not be seen with the naked eye on Friday, Ramazan would begin on Sunday.
The UAE Ramazan Moon Sighting Committee has also announced that the holy month would begin on Sunday.
In a statement following the committee’s meeting in Abu Dhabi, Dr Hadef bin Jowan Al Dhahiri, Minister for Justice and Chairman of the committee, announced that Sunday, June 29, would be the first day of Ramazan.
Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar, have also announced that Ramazan would start in their countries on Sunday. Algeria would also mark the start of the holy month on the same day.
Yemen’s religious authorities, however, announced in a statement that fasting would begin on Saturday (today).