Ruet-e-Hilal Committee to meet Sunday to sight Eid moon
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The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet on Sunday to sight the moon of Shawal 1443 AH at the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony's office.
The zonal and district Ruet-e-Hilal Committees’ meetings will be held at their respective headquarters in the meantime, said a ministry press release on Saturday.
Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Maulana Syed Abdul Khabir Azad will announce the final decision about the sighting of the crescent or otherwise subsequently based on information received to that end.
According to the scientific evidence, Eidul Fitr is expected to fall on May 3 as the Shawwal moon is expected to be sighted on May 2 (Monday).
The birth of the Shawwal moon is expected at 1:28am on the night between April 30 and May 1 and it would not be possible to see it with the naked eye on a Sunday evening.
If the weather remains clear, the moon could be sighted for 40 to 89 minutes, after sunset, in different areas of the country on Monday.