Eid ul Fitr 2020 Moon sighted across Pakistan, announced Central RuetHilal Committee
ISLAMABAD - Eid ul Fitr 2020 Moon sighted across Pakistan, announced Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee
The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee on Saturday announced that the Shawwal moon has been sighted in Pakistan and the Eidul Fitr will be celebrated throughout the country on Sunday, May 24 (tomorrow).
The announcement was made by Mufti Muneebur Rehman who presided over a meeting of the moon-sighting committee in Karachi on Saturday.
Soon after the announcement, Prime Minister Imran Khan urged the nation to observe this Eid in a different manner from the usual celebratory style.
“I want our nation to observe this Eid in a different manner from the usual celebratory style. First, let us think of & pray for all those families who have been deprived of their loved ones by the plane crash tragedy & all those who have lost their lives to Covid-19,” he wrote on his official Twitter handle.
The announcement came in affirmation to Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhary’s claim that the Eidul Fitr would fall on May 24.
Addressing the media earlier today, the minister had said that sighting of the moon has always been controversial in the past. “Religious festivals should promote unity and harmony in the country instead of discord,” he added.