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Moon not sighted in Pakistan, Eid tomorrow
Publication Date : 19-08-2012
Pakistan's Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee announced yesterday that the Shawwal moon has not been sighted, so Eid-ul-Fitr will fall tomorrow.
Speaking to media representatives at a press conference, the chairman of the committee, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman said that due to the lack of evidence regarding sighting of the new moon this evening, the nation will adopt their 30th fast today and the Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated tomorrow across the country.
The committee met at Metrological Department office on University Road in Karachi to give a verdict regarding sighting of Shawwal moon.
Zonal Ruet-e- Hilal committees also held meetings in their respective head quarters and the announcement was made after consulting all the committees.
However, reports of the moon sightings were received from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including 15 testimonies from Mardan alone.