ISLAMABAD – The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet today (Sunday), June 24, after the Maghreb prayers for sighting the crescent of the holy month of Shawwal 2017 (Eid Al Fitr 2017).

Chairman Committee Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman will lead the moonsighting in the Peshawar office.

The Met officials have told that there is a ‘fair chance’ of the crescent of the moon on Sunday at 1438 AH on 29th of Ramadan.

Chairing the Committee’s meeting, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman appealed to media not to air any reports with a formal announcement.

Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committees are holding separate meetings in different parts of the country to help the Central Committee reach a decision.

The Met office’s press release revealed that the birth of moon will take place on crossing conjunction point at 00-45 PST on 25-06-17.

It is pertinent to mention here that Shawwal 2017 moon was sighted yesterday in Saudi Arabia, Gulf countries including USA, UK, Germany, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Japan.

The climate accord reported that the weather is expected fair/ partly cloudy in the several parts of the country.

The crescent of Ramadan and Eid is a matter of dispute in many regions of Pakistan, the people from a long time celebrates two Eid in the country.

The government of Pakistan has taken serious action to curb the situation.

In 2016 the moon sighting took place in Pakistan without any opposition, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman announced that the Eid will be celebrated on the same day all around the country.

The crescent committee once again hoped that it will be successful in holding the month of Ramadan and celebrations of Eid on the same day.

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