Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meets for Ramazan moon sighting today

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The PMD on May 4 had issued a handout stating that there are fair chances for the moon to be sighted on May 16 evening. Otherwise, the next day is counted as the 30th and last day of the ongoing month and the next day is the first day of the new month.

Ramazan will begin on Thursday in Saudi Arabia, England as well as in other countries.

With people from all over the country jubilating over the commencement of Ramzan on same-day throughout the country, the politico-religious leadership of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) is accrediting the achievement as the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee "honoured" its testimonies of sighting the moon.

"The age of the new moon on the evening of Wednesday will be more than 26 hours in all cities of Pakistan", said the RHRC secretary-general.

The meeting was held at the main office of the Meteorological Department where evidence of moon sighting was collected.

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Meanwhile, the holy fasting month is due to begin in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Malaysia and Middle East countries on Thursday.

In a statement, President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain congratulated Muslims on the advent of Ramadan ul Mubarak.

Meanwhile, special preparations are also on in the Muslim world for Salate Taraveeh - the special night prayers offered in the month of Ramadan besides daily prayers five times in a day.

The holy Quran was recited to holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in the month of Ramazan.

Ramazan is a holy month for the world's almost 1.5 billion Muslims, many of whom practise the ritual of dawn-to-dusk fasting and prayers.

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