Zilhaj moon sighted, Pakistan to celebrate Eidul Azha on June 17


The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee on Friday announced that it sighted the Zilhaj moon and Eildul Azha will be observed on June 17.

This meeting took place at the Pakistan Meteorological Department building in Karachi with simultaneous zonal meetings in the provincial capitals and Islamabad.

Officials from the Peshawar zonal meeting said the moon was spotted albeit the central committee would make the official announcement.

Addressing a press conference in Karachi later, Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Chairman Maulana Abdul Khabeer Azad said Eid will be celebrated on June 17 after testimonies of moon sightings were received from various cities all over the country, including Peshawar, Attock, Kohat, Mianwali, Taxila, Murree, Narowal and Lahore.