Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, chairman of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, announced on Thursday night that the moon of Muharram-ul-Haram had been seen.
After presiding over the meeting in Karachi, Mufti Muneeb said that Muharram’s holy month will begin on August 21.
Therefore, Youm-e-Ashur will be observed on August 30.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department has said that it is very likely to see Muharram Haram on August 20 (Thursday).
PMD said in a statement that the new moon of Muhammad (AH442) will be born on August 19 at 07:42 PST.