Eid at Tuesday

ISLAMABAD: The moon for the month of Shawwal was not sighted in Pakistan today, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee announced Sunday. Subsequently, the country will celebrate the first day of Eid ul Fitr on Tuesday, May 3. The main meeting of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee was held at the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony in Islamabad with Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad in the chair, while the zonal committees met in their respective areas to sight the Shawwal crescent. The moon, however, could not be sighted anywhere in the country. "It was decided through consensus that Eid will be observed on May 3 across the country,” said Maulana Azad in a press conference after the moon was not sighted.

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