The federal government has announced a three-day holiday across the country for Eidul Azha falling on September 13.
According to a notification issued by the interior ministry, the holidays will be observed from September 12-14, i.e. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday across the country.
On Friday, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee had announced that the Zilhaj moon was not sighted in the country and Eidul Azha would be celebrated on Tuesday – September 13.
However, the meteorological office had said there were ample chances of moon sighting as the weather had remained clear.
Earlier, Mufti Muneebur Rehman had written a letter to the Ministry of Religious Affairs, urging it to restrain the Met Office from making predictions about moon sighting to avert confusion.