India, Pakistan to celebrate Eid Al Fitr on Saturday

The holy festival of Eid-ul-Fitr which marks the end of Ramadan will be celebrated on Saturday, the Markazi Hilal Committee declared on Thursday.

According to a Dawn report, the Shawwal moon was not sighted today thus Friday will be the 30th and final day of Ramadan.

A comminique from the office of Shahi Imam Ahmed Bukhari said Eid will be celebrated on June 16 on the completion of 30 days of Ramadan as the new moon has not been sighted in India.

“New moon not sighted, Eid to be celebrated on Saturday,” the Markazi Hilal Committee declared in its meeting.

The day of Eid falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal depending upon the sighting of the moon the previous night.

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