Ramazan moon will be sighted on April 13: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has predicted that the Ramazan moon will be sighted on April 13.

The moon for Ramazan, 1442 AH will be sighted on the evening of April 13, 2021, and the first Ramzan will be on April 14, Fawad Chaudhry tweeted.

He said the moon will be clearly sighted in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and other parts of the country. “May the Almighty bless everyone in this month,” he prayed.

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) had predicted that there is a good chance of sighting the new moon of Ramadan 1442 AH on the evening of April 13.

The new moon of Ramazan, 1442 AH will born on crossing conjunction point at 07-32 PST on 12 April 2021 (Monday), the weather department said in a statement.

A meeting of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee had been convened on April 13 for the Ramazan moon sighting.

Chairman Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Moulana Abdul Khabir Azad has summoned the session. The meeting of zonal and district committees would take place at their respective headquarters.

This would be the first Ramadan moon sighting under the new chairman, Moulana Azad, who was appointed in December last year, replacing Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman.

The new chairman in January said he would try his best to bring harmony in observing Ramazan and celebrating Eid in the country in the years to come. “The entire nation will observe fasting on the same days and also celebrate Eid on one day,” he said.

 

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