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Shawwal crescent sighted in Saudi Arabia, Eid on Sunday

RIYADH: Sunday will be the first day of Eid Al-Fitr in Saudi Arabia, the country’s Supreme Court announced.

The announcement was reportedly made after sighting of crescent of Islamic month of Shawwal in different parts of Saudi Arabia.

Astronomer Khalid Al-Zaaq, a member of the Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences confirmed in his Twitter account that “Eid begins Sunday

Ramzan ends when the first crescent of the new moon is sighted. Eid-ul- Fitr is the Islamic holiday that marks the end of Ramzan.

Muslims in Pakistan are likely to celebrate the Eid on Monday as Met Official has predicted their were chances of moon sighting on Sunday.

Meeting of Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee for sighting the crescent of Shawwal would be held on Sunday in Peshawar.

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