AMN WEB DESK
Along with India moon marking the beginning of the holy month of Ramazan has been sighted in Pakistan too. Pakistan Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Chairman Mufti Munibur Rehman announced on Wednesday. The holy month will begin from May 17, Thursday.
Mufti Muneeb made the announcement while addressing a press conference in Karachi after the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee concluded its meeting.
Meetings of the zonal committees were also held in provincial capitals.
Ramazan will begin on Thursday in Saudi Arabia, England as well as in other countries.
The Islamic world follows a lunar calendar, and the traditional moon-sighting methodology can lead to different countries declaring the start of Ramadan a day or two apart
In Bangladesh Ramazan will begin on Friday in the country as the new moon was not sighted this evening.
The National Moon Sighting Committee took the decision in a meeting at its Islamic Foundation office this evening after reviewing reports on moon sighting for the holy month of Ramadan, an official release said today.
Religious Affairs Minister Principal Motiur Rahman presided over the meeting.