Moon not sighted, Ramzan to begin from Tuesday: Ruet-e-Hilal Committee
ISLAMABAD: The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee said on Sunday that moon was not sighted and the first day of Ramzan will be on Tuesday, May 7.
The committee with Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman in the chair met in Karachi today for the sighting of the crescent of Ramzan-ul-Mubarak.
An official of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony earlier told APP that other members of the committee have attended Zonal and District Ruet-e-Hilal Committees at their respective places.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) had predicted the possibility of Ramzan moon sighting on the evening of May 6 (Monday), however, it was not the case.
Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East were able to see the moon on May 5 and observe the first fast of the holy month on May 6.
South Asian neighbors Bangladesh, India and other countries in Asia and Africa will also sight the Ramadan moon on May 6 like Pakistan.