QUETTA: On Thursday, a zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet in the provincial capital for Shawal moon sighting.
Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal committees will also meet in the other three provincial metropolises.
The meeting will take place at Deputy Commissioner’s Complex in Quetta as per a notification. All committee members have been asked to ensure their presence at the meeting,
Further, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee is also expected to meet on Thursday with the formal announcement regarding the moon sighting to be made by chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman.
In Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the crescent was sighted on Tuesday, May 15. The month of Ramazan began on Thursday, May 17 in the two countries.
Earlier the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said there are visible chances of the Eid-ul-Fitr moon being sighted on June 15 (Friday).
According to the Met Office, there are fewer chances of the moon being sighted on Thursday, June 14, with a chance of Eid-ul -Fitr being celebrated on Saturday, June 16 across Pakistan.
In Pakistan, the holy month of Ramazan began on Thursday, May 17.