Moon sighted, first Ramazan tomorrow across Pakistan
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The Rute e Hilal committee has announced that the Ramazan moon has been sighted and the first of the holy month will fall on Wednesday (tomorrow).
Addressing a press conference after a meeting of the committee in Peshawar, Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee chairman Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad said the crescent was sighted in Karachi, Lahore, Malakand and other areas.
“The first day of fasting in Ramazan will be tomorrow, April 14, Wednesday,” he said, adding that crowds in various areas of the country had spotted the moon.
Maulana Azad had told a presser last week that Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai, who heads the local unofficial moon-sighting committee at the historic Qasim Ali Khan Mosque in Peshawar, would extend full cooperation to the central Ruet body.
Although Popalzai still headed a separate meeting of his unofficial committee today, he too announced that the first Ramazan will be on Wednesday.
Popalzai said his mosque had received 18 moon-sighting testimonies from Nowshera, 70 from Bannu, and 15 from Mardan.
In his remarks today, Maulana Azad said the moon-sighting announcement made by Peshawar had sent a “message of unity” for the country, adding that the committee had held meetings with ulemas from across Pakistan to create consensus for three months.