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Tuesday June 18, 2024

Eidul Azha on 17th

Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries marked the beginning of lunar month yesterday

By News Desk
June 08, 2024
Vendors display sacrificial animals in connection with upcoming Eidul Azha at Jhang mor Cattle Market in Sargodha on June 6, 2024. — APP
Vendors display sacrificial animals in connection with upcoming Eidul Azha at Jhang mor Cattle Market in Sargodha on June 6, 2024. — APP

KARACHI: Muslims in Pakistan will celebrate Eidul Azha on June 17, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee announced on Friday after sighting the Zil Hajj moon.

The moon sighting committee was chaired by Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Maulana Abdul Khabeer Azad, with central and zonal committees’ members, and representatives of SUPARCO, Met Office and Ministry of Religious Affairs in attendance.

Meanwhile, sub-committees in Lahore, Peshawar and other cities also convened in there respective areas to gather testimonies.

Earlier, Peshawar and Quetta zonal committees also announced that the crescent was spotted in respective cities.

Eid ul Adha falls on the tenth day of Zil Hajj, which also marks the Hajj pilgrimage, and Muslims in Pakistan are expected to celebrate the occasion on June 17, as the moon will likely be sighted today.

Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries marked the beginning of lunar month, which is the last month in Muslim calendar yesterday (June 6).

As per Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz, Zil Hajj new moon was born on Thursday evening and there are “strong chances” of the crescent being sighted today evening.

With Eidul Azha just around the corner, cattle markets have been set up in different areas for people to purchase cows, goats, sheep, or camels for sacrifice.