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Pakistan celebrates Eidul Fitr on Wednesday as Shawwal moon sighted

Express Tribune | Published: June 04, 2019 21:31:32 | Updated: June 05, 2019 16:37:07


Eidul Fitr will be celebrated on Wednesday in Pakistan as the Shawwal moon was sighted in the country on Tuesday, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee announced on the day.

The decision was announced by Mufti Muneebur Rehman, who chaired the moon sighting meeting of the committee in Karachi.

Eidul Fitr marks the culmination of the holy month of Ramazan, during which Muslims all over the world observe 29 to 30 days of fasting.

Last month, the federal government had announced that according to predictions of the meteorological department, the Shawwal crescent would be sighted on June 4 and Eid would be celebrated the following day.

On the other hand, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government is celebrating Eid today (Tuesday).

Provincial Information Minister Shaukat Yousufzai said that the chief minister took the decision in light of several moon sighting testimonies received from across the province.

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