Moon not sighted, Pak to celebrate Eid on Monday

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Karachi: Pakistan’s Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee (CRHC) has announced that Shawwal moon has not been sighted in any part of the country, and Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Monday, August 20.

A meeting of the CRHC was held Saturday at Pakistan Meteorological Department in Karachi to sight the Shawwal moon, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

CRHC Chairman Mufti Munibur Rehman presided over the committee’s meeting, which is being assisted by Met, SUPARCO and naval experts.

The Met Office had earlier ruled out the possibility of moon’s sighting anywhere in the country.

Chief Meteorologist Tausif Alam said there was no possibility of sighting the Shawwal’s moon in Asia, including Pakistan.

However, Eid ul Fitr was celebrated in parts of North Waziristan today after an unofficial committee of local clerics proclaimed that the moon had been sighted in Miranshah.

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