Moon sighting committee begins meeting to witness Ramazan crescent

Moon sighting committee begins meeting to witness Ramazan crescent


Karachi: The Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, chaired by Chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman, started the meeting at the  the Met Office in Karachi under the chair of Mufti Muneebur Rehman to witness Ramazan crescent

Pakitan’s moon sighting body, Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, is meeting in Karachi today (Thursday) to collect evidences of crescent for Ramazan-ul- Mubarak 1441 Hijri.

Mufti Muneebur Rehman said in a statement to the media today that the committee will gather evidences for crescent sighting before the news is announced.

He added that he would follow the government’s standard operating procedures (SOP) to pray.

For the first time in the country’s history, officials from the Ministry of Science and Technology were included in the Ruet-e-Hilal Central Commission.

According to a report released Wednesday by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interreligious Harmony, Dr. Tariq Masood, the co-secretary of the Ministry of Science and Technology, has been appointed a member (technical expert) of the Ruet-e-Hilal Central Commission with immediate effect.

In addition, regional committees held meetings in different parts of the country to gather evidence of the New Moon.

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