A meeting of the Central Route Hilal Committee will be held in Islamabad today under the chairmanship of Chairman Committee Maulana Abdul Khyber Azad to observe the Eid-ul-Fitr moon.
The moon is not likely to appear on May 1, the sky will be overcast in most parts of the country. Eid-ul-Fitr in Pakistan is likely to be on Tuesday, May 3.
Eid Ul Fitr 2022 Shawwal Moon sighting in Pakistan
Astronomers have predicted that the moon of Shawwal will appear on May 2, in view of which Eid-ul-Fitr will be on Tuesday, May 3.
The moon of Shawwal will be born on May 1, but when the sun sets on Sunday, it will be 17 hours and 37 minutes old. The duration of this day will be 36 minutes. Therefore, it is very unlikely that the moon will appear on the 29th day of the Islamic month, so this time the fast will be 30 and Eid will be on Tuesday, May 3.
A meeting of the Central Route Hilal Committee will be held in the federal capital today to observe the Shawwal moon. Chairman Ruwit Hilal Committee Maulana Abdul Khabir will preside over the independent meeting. The other members of the committee will be present at Zonal and District Ruet-e-Hilal Committees at their respective places. The meeting of the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) committee will be detained at the Ministry of Religious Affairs, near the General Post Office (GPO) Islamabad. The Chairman Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman will declare the decision of crescent sighting or otherwise next on the basis of information received.
The meeting will also be attended by representatives of the Ministry of Science and Technology, SPARCO, and the Meteorological Department. Zonal Routet Hilal Committees will meet in Karachi, Lahore, Quetta, and Peshawar.
The position of the crescent may be conveyed to Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman on his cell no 0300-9285203; 0321-2022000; Syed Mushahid Hussain Khalid, Director General (R&R) Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony 0300-6831822; Hafiz Abdul Qudoos, Deputy Director (Q) 0333-2697051 and Pakistan Meteorological Department, Karachi 021-99261412; 021-99261413.