Ramazan moon sighted in Pakistan; first fast of 2018 on Thursday

Elias Hubbard
May 16, 2018

Meetings of the zonal committees were also held in provincial capitals.

The main moon-sighting body gathers evidence from across the country about the sighting of the crescent before announcing the start of Ramazan.

According to Pakistan Meteorological Department the crescent of Ramzan is likely to be sighted today (Wednesday). In Karachi, the sun will set at 7:10 PM, and there will be 61 minutes window for sighting the moon.

The weather will be partly cloudy in most parts of the country. Secretary Ruet-e-Hilal committee research council has said that the moon can be sighted across the country.

The committee led by Mufti Muneeb met today to determine the moon-sighting.

This year, the holy month has started across Pakistan including Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) along with Saudi Arabia, UAE and other Gulf countries on the same day.

Ramzan moon has been sighted in Kashmir, parts of Pakistan and India as well on Wednesday evening.

Muslims in Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran, Palestine, the United Kingdom, Australia and Japan will also begin the holy month form Thursday.

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