Zil Hajj moon not sighted; Eidul Adha to be celebrated on July 21
The crescent for Zil Hajj 1442 AH moon not sighted in Pakistan and first Zil Hajj in Pakistan will fall on July 12, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
A meeting of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee met at the Met complex of the Pakistan Meteorological Department in Karachi Karachi to sight the Zil Hajj 1442 AH moon.
Chairman Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Maulana Abdul Khabir, who presided over the meeting, said they did not receive any reporting of moon sighting throughout the country so the first Zil Hajj and Eidul Adha will be celebrated on July 11.
The provincial and district Ruet-e-Hilal Committees also held their meetings simultaneously at their respective headquarters.
According to astronomical parameters, there was no chance of sighting the new moon of Zil Hajj, 1442 AH on the evening of July 10, ie on the 29th of Ziquad, 1442 AH. But the final announcement will be made by the chief of the moon sighting body.
Yesterday, the moon sighting committee of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has confirmed it could not sight the Zilhaj moon and thus the first of the last Islamic-year month will be July 11.
The first day of Zilhaj will be on July 11 (Sunday) according to the official committee of the kingdom. Similarly, the Arafa day of Hajj will be on July 19 followed by Eid al-Adha the next day i.e. July 20.