Shawwal moon not sighted, Pakistan to celebrate Eid on April 22
The Focal Ruet-e-Hilal Board declared Thursday that the Shawwal moon couldn’t be located in that frame of mind, subsequently, the country will check the occasion on Saturday (April 22).
“We have not gotten any declaration of the locating of the Shawwal moon the nation over,” Focal Ruet-e-Hilal Board Director Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad said in a public interview in Islamabad.
“Eid ul Fitr will be held the nation over on Saturday, April 22. The sky was clear in many pieces of the country, while it was shady in certain spots,” he added.
The presser came after the advisory group’s gathering — held at the strict undertakings service with Maulana Khabir in the seat — finished.
Individuals from the Focal Ruet-e-Hilal Board, agents of the Branch of Meteorology, Suparco, and other pertinent associations were available at the gathering.
The board settled on the choice subsequent to getting input in regards to the locating of the moon from everywhere the country.
Prior, zonal councils from Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Sukkur, and Quetta affirmed that they had gotten no declarations of the moon locating.
In Karachi, Hafiz Mohammad Salafi — who headed the gathering in the city — said the moon couldn’t be located in that frame of mind as the zonal board of trustees didn’t get declarations.
He said that the moon might have been located by 7:17pm.
Additionally, in Lahore, the moon might have been located by 7:10pm. Nonetheless, foreboding shadows serious areas of strength for and blocked the chance of moonsighting.
Zonal advisory groups in Peshawar, Quetta and Sukkur all affirmed that the moon had not been located and no declarations had been gotten from anybody.
The Meteorological Division and stargazers had recently expressed that there was little chance of moonsighting today and Eid ul Fitr would occur on Saturday.
The national government has declared that the Eid ul Fitr occasions will initiate tomorrow (Friday) and will happen till Tuesday (April 25).
The moon was located in Saudi Arabia and the Unified Bedouin Emirates, and accordingly, the Bay states will praise the strict occasion on Friday.
Australian Muslim Chamber, in a proclamation, reported that since the Eid moon couldn’t be located today, the nation would notice the strict celebration on April 22 (Saturday).
As per global media, Brunei, Japan, the Philippines and Thailand will observe Eid ul Fitr on April 22.
Eid will likewise be seen in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore on Saturday as the bow couldn’t be located. In Bangladesh, the gathering to locate the moon will be assembled tomorrow (Friday).