Shaban moon not sighted in Pakistan, Shab-e-Barat on March 29

KARACHI: The moon for the holy month of Shaban 2021 was not sighted in Pakistan, Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee announced on Sunday evening.

According to the announcement by Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, the first of Shaban will fall on Monday, March 16, 2021. A meeting of Ruet-e-Hilal was held today to sight the crescent moon of the blessed month of Shaban al-Moazzam.

The Ministry of Religious Affairs said the first of Shaban will fall on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Consequently, Shab-e-Barat would be observed on the night between March 29 and March 30.

Chairman Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Maulana Muhammad Abdul Khabir Azad attended the meeting of the Zonal Committee, Islamabad.

The other members of the Ruet-Hilal Committee attended the meetings of provincial/ district/zonal committees at their respective provincial/ district headquarters.

On Saturday, the Ruet-Hilal Committee announced that information regarding the sighting of the crescent should be conveyed to Maulana Syed Muhammad Abdul Khabir Azad.

Meanwhile, Astronomical Parameters had recommended that the chances of sighting the new crescent moon of Shaban were very bright on the evening of Sunday, Malik Qadir, a meteorologist had told media.

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