KARACHI: A meeting of Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee (CRHC) continues at Pakistan Meteorological Department in Karachi to sight the Shawwal moon, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
According to reports reaching here, the committee has not received any report about the sighting of moon anywhere in the country.
CRHC Chairman Mufti Munibur Rehman is presiding over the committee’s meeting, which is being assisted by Met, SUPARCO and naval experts.
Zonal and district committees are also holding separate meetings in their respective areas.
But Eid Fitri is most likely to fall on Monday, August 20 as the Met Office has already ruled out the possibility of moon’s sighting anywhere in the country.
Chief Meteorologist Tausif Alam said there is no possibility of sighting the Shawwal’s moon in Asia, including Pakistan.
He said the sunset will happen on 7:05pm in Karachi while the time for the sighting of new moon would be between 7:05pm to 7:20pm.
It is reminded here that 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. SAMAA