Pakistan News

The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee announced that the Zilhaj moon has been sighted, and Eidul Azha will be celebrated in Pakistan on June 17.

Meeting and Moon Sighting

The announcement followed a meeting held at the Pakistan Meteorological Department building in Karachi, with simultaneous zonal meetings in the provincial capitals and Islamabad.

Official Confirmation

During a press conference in Karachi, Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Maulana Abdul Khabeer Azad confirmed the moon sighting. Testimonies were received from various cities, including Peshawar, Attock, Kohat, Mianwali, Taxila, Murree, Narowal, and Lahore.

Spiritual Significance

Maulana Azad highlighted the significance of the first ten days of Zilhaj, encouraging people to dedicate this time to worship. He emphasized the importance of unity and support for law enforcement agencies ensuring the country’s security.

Saudi Arabia’s Announcement

The announcement aligns with Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court, which declared the sighting of the Zilhaj moon the previous day. In Saudi Arabia, Haj rituals will begin on June 14, with the Day of Arafat on June 15, and Eidul Azha on June 16.

These coordinated efforts ensure that significant Islamic events are observed consistently across the Muslim world.

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