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Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meeting underway for Eid-ul-Fitr 2020 moon sighting

The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee consultation to sight the Shawwal moon and announce whilst Eid-ul-Fitr 2020 might be celebrated in Pakistan is in progress and presently tales are being gathered from throughout Country.

The meeting is being held in Karachi with Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman within the chair, even as conferences of the zonal committees are taking place at their respective provincial headquarters.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department specialists are also a part of the consultation. The department has said that in Islamabad, the sky is apparent, however, there are slim probabilities of the moon being sighted.

Mufti Muneeb, addressing the media, said that “whilst the very last choice will be made, it is going to be announced earlier than the media”. He stated it become “not appropriate” to invest at this time.

Religious affairs minister Pir Noorul Haq Qadri has said that the committee might be the one to make the very last selection approximately the observance of Eid.

“The depend is a spiritual one, which needs spiritual knowledge,” he said.

He said to enter from science “will never be turned away and can be used” but it is “unacceptable” to declare the moon sighted earlier without eyewitness testimony.

Qibla Ayaz of the Islamic Council of Ideology stated that if Badin and different cities of Sindh offer testimony, there may be greater possibilities that Eid can be held the next day. He stated that word from those cities is being awaited.

Speaking of generation, he said that ulema does not oppose technology however “the culture of Ruet needs to be kept alive”.

India has declared it’ll have fun Eid on Monday.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will rejoice Eid-ul-Fitr on Sunday because the moon changed into no longer sighted on Friday.

The Jeddah-based totally Okaz paper stated that the moon-sighting committee had said that Saturday, May 23, will be the closing day of Ramadan, even as Sunday, May 24, will be the first day of Eid — Shawwal 1, 1441.

The UAE may also rejoice Eid on Sunday as the moon-sighting committee installation through the justice ministry announced that the moon turned into now not sighted and Shawwal 1 could fall on Sunday, May 24.

The newspaper additionally pronounced that Indonesia, Turkey, Indonesia, and Qatar would also study Eid on Sunday.

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