KARACHI: Shawwal moon has not been sighted, thus Eid-ul-Fitr will fall on Monday, August 20, Geo News reported.
Chairman Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Mufti Muneeb, while talking to reporters in a press conference held here, said that due to the lack of evidence regarding the sighting the new (Shawwal) moon this evening Eid-ul-Fitr would be on Monday.
“Sunday (19th August 2012) will be the 30th day of Ramadan 1433 H and Monday (20th August 2012) will be the first day of Shawaal, as well as Eid-ul-Fitr”, Mufti Muneeb announced.
The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee met on Saturday under the chair of Mufti Muneeb Ur Rehman at Metrological Department office University Road in Karachi to give a verdict in accordance with “Shariah” on the sighting of Shawal 1433 Hijri moon.
Members of Central and Zonal Ruet -e- Hilal committee and Metrological Department experts at Chorangi attended the meeting.
The meetings of Zonal Ruet-e- Hilal committees were also held in their respective head quarters.