Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad, the Chairman of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, declared that the moon of Dhul-Hijjah had been sighted in Pakistan. Numerous individuals in different cities, such as Lahore and Islamabad, reported witnessin the moon, and the weather conditions were clear in most regions. Consequently, the month of Dhul-Hijjah will commence the following day, and the religious festival of Eid-ul-Adha will be celebrate on Thursday, June 29.
To authenticate the moon sighting, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee convened a meeting in Karachi, with Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad presiding over it. Representatives from various departments were in attendance to facilitate the process. After collecting testimonies from different committees, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee officially announced the sighting of the moon of Dhul-Hijjah. The Meteorological Department had predicted favorable visibility prospects, considering the moon’s age at sunset. However, there was a possibility of partly cloudy weather in certain areas.
It is noteworthy that the moon of Dhul-Hijjah also sighted in Saudi Arabia, where the hajj pilgrimage is schedule to take place on June 27. In Saudi Arabia, Eid-ul-Adha will be celebrate on Wednesday, June 28.