Ramzan moon not sighted, fasting to begin from Monday

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KARACHI: The moon, marking the beginning of the Islamic month of Ramzan, was not sighted on Saturday and the first day of the holy month will now fall on Monday (June 30). The announcement was made by Chairman of Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Pakistan, Mufti Munibur Rehman in a press conference held after the conclusion of an official meeting of the committee at the Met Office in the port city.

The chairman central Ruet-i-Hilal committee said that no witnesses regarding the moon sighting were received from across the country.

The Holy month of Ramzan would now begin from June 30.


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Earlier in the day, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Zakat, Auqaf and Religious Affairs, Haji Habibur Rehman said zonal committees should respect the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee’s decision and assist it in deciding a single date for the beginning of Ramzan across the country.

He said the evidence of the Zonal Ruet-i-Hilal committees should be taken into consideration before announcing a decision about the sighting of the Ramzan moon, DawnNews reported.

According to the state-run Al-Ekhbariya television channel, Ramzan will begin on Sunday in Saudi Arabia.