KARACHI: The Ramadan moon was not sighted in Pakistan on Sunday, hence first Roza will be on Tuesday (07th May), Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman announced after consulting all the four zonal offices.
The meeting of Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee was held under the chairmanship of Mufti Muneeb at the Karachi Met Office today to decide the start of the holy month.
Earlier, quoting unnamed sources, the TV channel said that Islamabad Zonal Committee has conveyed the information to the central committee that moon has not been sighted in the Federal Capital.
DG Auqaf Punjab Tahir Raza Bukhari also told media that no evidence is received for moon sighting in whole of the Punjab and that the chairman has been updated in this regard.
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Talking to media, Mufti Muneeb said after gathering information from all the offices it has been confirmed that no evidence of moon sighting was received from Pakistan.
It was a consensus decision of all the members of the committee, he further added.
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According to details, Zonal and District Ruet-e-Hilal Committees hold their meetings in different parts of the country and send evidence to central body which makes official announcement .
The Ministry of Religious Affairs on Saturday said all information about the positioning of the crescent could be conveyed to Chairman, Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee on Cell No. 0300-9285203 and 0321-2022000; Mushahid Hussain Khalid, Director (R&R) on Cell No 0300-6831822 ; Hafiz Abdul Qudoos, Deputy Director (Q) on Cell No 0333-2697051 and Pakistan Meteorological Department, Karachi on 021-99261412 and 021-99261413. (The news)