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Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meets today for Zil Hajj moon sighting


Karachi: The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet today at the Metropolitan Complex of the Pakistan Meteorological Bureau in Karachi to observe the new moon of Zil Hajj 1442 AH.

Ruet-e-Hilal Central Committee Chairman Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad has arrived from Islamabad to preside over the meeting.

The Ruet-e-Hilal committees of the provinces and regions will meet at the same time at their respective headquarters.

Information about the discovery of the new moon will be passed to Maulana Azad’s mobile phone 0333-2697051 via his mobile phone number 0321-9410041, DG (R&R), Syed Mushahid Hussain Khalid’s mobile phone 0300-6831822 and Director (R&R) Hafiz Abdul Qudoos.

According to astronomical parameters, there is no chance of sighting the new moon of Zil Hajj, 1442 AH on the evening of July 10, ie on the 29th of Ziquad, 1442 AH. But the final announcement will be made by the chief of the moon sighting body.

According to climate data issued by the Met office, the new moon of Zilhaj will be born on the crossing conjunction point at 06-18 PST on July 10 and its age at the time of moon sighting will be less than 14 hours across the country, making it almost impossible to be sighted.

Therefore, first Zil Haj will likely fall on Monday, July 12, 2021, while Eidul Adha will likely be observed on July 21 (Wednesday).

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