Pakistan

Ramazan likely to commence on Thursday, says PMD

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said on Tuesday that there is a high chance for the month of Ramazan to begin on Thursday.

Director General of the Pakistan Meteorological Department Dr Ghulam Rasul said that due to the clear skies it was likely that the new moon would be seen tomorrow. The time duration of the moon’s visibility will be 38 minutes while its age is would be 24 hours and 44 minutes.

Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman, Chairman of the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee (the committee that oversees moon sighting in Pakistan), had announced earlier the meeting to sight the moon of Ramadan will be held on Wednesday.

The meeting will start after Asr prayers at the building of Pakistan Meteorological Department Karachi (Met Complex).
Saudi Arabia will convene to sight the moon on Tuesday evening to decide whether Ramazan will begin tomorrow or the day after.

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