The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee on Monday saw the Muharram-ul-Haram moon, which marks the new Islamic year 1443 AH.
Youm-e-Ashura to be marked on August 19.
Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Moulana Syed Muhammad Abdul Khabir Azad presided over the meeting, which took place at the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Quetta.
Representatives of the Central and District Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, officials of the Pakistan Meteorological Service, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Harmony attended the meeting.
Director-General Auqaf Dr Tahir Raza Bukhari had earlier said Lahore’s zonal committee did not sight the moon, however, the final decision in this regard would be made by the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee.