Moon not sighted, Ramzan to begin on May 7

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KARACHI: The moon of Ramzan was not sighted on Sunday, therefore the holy month would begin on May 7, Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman announced after consulting all the four zonal offices of the Ruet-e-Halal Committee.

Talking to the media persons, Mufti Muneeb said that it has been confirmed that no evidence of moon sighting was received from Pakistan after gathering information from all the offices.

“It was a consensus decision of all the members of the committee,” he further added.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) had predicted the possibility of Ramzan moon sighting on the evening of May 6, however, the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee told the former that they should avoid making these predictions as it interferes with religious matters.

While Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East were able to see the moon on May 5 and will observe the first fast of the holy month on May 6, countries including Bangladesh, India as well as other countries in Asia and Africa will begin fasting with Pakistan.