ISLAMABAD – The lunar moon for Ramazan has been sighted in Pakistan and the first day of the fasting month will be observed on Thursday across the country.
This year, the holy month has started across Pakistan including Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) along with Saudi Arabia, UAE and other Gulf countries on the same day.
The announcement was made by Chairman of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Munibur Rehman after chairing a meeting at the Pakistan Meteorological Department Complex, Karachi on Wednesday evening.
After the announcement, Pakistan, after a decades-long lapse, has joined other world countries in starting the fasting month on the same day.
Here are the* Iftar* and* Sehri *timings during Ramadan in major cities of Pakistan: Islamabad
Fiqa Hanafi (Sunni) & Fiqa Jafria (Shia) have sunrise time differences in calculation algorithm. Followers of Fiqh Jafria are asked to add 10-12 minutes to their Sehar and Iftar times since their calculation differ slightly.
Muslims in Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran, Palestine, the United Kingdom, Australia and Japan will also begin the holy month form Thursday.