Shawwal moon not sighted, Pakistan to celebrate Eidul Fitr on Tuesday – Pakistan

On Sunday, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Commission announced that the Shawwal satellite had not been observed, so Eidul Fitr would fall on Tuesday, May 3rd.

Committee Chairman Maulana Abdul Khabeer Azad made the announcement during a press conference in Islamabad. “There was no solid evidence that the moon had been observed, so we agreed that the Eidul Fitr would be on May 3,” he said.

Maulana Azad said it was the committee’s effort to further strengthen itself as a platform for “unity” and to spread that message into the home.

“We will continue to work together in the future,” he said.

The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Commission convened this evening to observe the moon for Eidul Fitr in Karachi, and its regional bodies also met in Islamabad, Quetta, Peshawar and Lahore.

Earlier, Karachi committee members said they had never seen the moon anywhere in the city, adding that the final decision would be made by the chairperson of the committee in Islamabad.

Meanwhile, according to government lawyer Mohammad Ali Saif, Eidul Fitr will be celebrated across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday (tomorrow). He said 130 moon observations were reported in the province, so the local government has decided to officially celebrate the event.

“Eidul Fitr will be celebrated with religious enthusiasm across the province tomorrow,” he said.

Shawwal moons have also been seen in several countries, including Saudi Arabia and Oman, where the first day of Eid is Monday (tomorrow).