Met Office stopped from making moon-sighting forecast
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The Federal Ministry for Religious Affairs on Saturday stopped the Pakistan Meteorological Department from issuing any forecast about moon-sighting in connection with the Eidul Fitr, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The orders were passed by the Ministry of Religious Affairs, directing the Met Office that it should help the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee in the moon-sighting process.
The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet in Karachi next week on May 23 (Saturday) to sight the Shawal moon.
The directives were issued after the Met Office predicted that there was a very little chance of moon-sighting on 29th of Ramazan (May 23) and, therefore, Eid would be celebrated on May 25.