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ISLAMABAD: The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee on Monday announced the sighting of the moon for the month of Shawwal and said that Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 3.
The announcement was made by Maulana Abdul Khabeer Azad after chairing a meeting of the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee in Islamabad.
The Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee had convened the meeting to sight the moon for Eidul Fitr in Islamabad, whereas zonal bodies of the committee also met in Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar and Lahore.
However, Eidul Fitr was celebrated across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday (today), according to spokesman for the government Barrister Mohammad Ali Saif. He said 130 sightings of the moon were reported from the province and thus the provincial government had decided to officially celebrate the occasion.
The Muslims in the Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and Yemen as well as in Europe, America, and East Asia also celebrated Eid ul Fitr on Monday.
In a message on the occasion, the OIC Secretary General Hissein Brahim Taha expressed warm felicitations to the entire Islamic ummah on the occasion.