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Ramadan 2021 moon sighted in Pakistan

KARACHI: The moon for the holy month of Ramadan has been sighted in Pakistan, announced by the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee on Tuesday. The first of Ramadan will begin on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

A meeting of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee was held today in Peshawar to sight the crescent moon for the holy month. The meeting was held in the city after 17 years. 

Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), and the Ministry of Science and Technology were also part of the meeting.

In the meantime, zonal committees from other cities also joined the meeting virtually.  Moon was sighted in various cities of Pakistan, including Hyderabad, Karachi, and Islamabad.

Chairman of Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad, had earlier said that people will observe the first fast (Roza) and Eid on the same day across the country.

The cleric had further said that all the Ulema, including Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai, have created an atmosphere of brotherhood within the committee.

The Meteorological Department had said that the moon of Ramadan rose at 7:32 am today, adding that it will be visible for over 35 hours after sunset.

 The holy month of Ramazan 2021 is the most auspicious time of the year and is observed with full enthusiasm by the Muslim community across the world.

Ramazan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and falls after the end of Shaban month. During Ramazan, Muslims across the globe spend their time fasting, praying, giving back to the community and introspecting.