ISLAMABAD, July 4 (APP): The Pakistan Meterological Department
(PMD) has forecast that there is a chance for the sighting of
Shawwal moon on Tuesday (July 5) and Eid ul Fitr is likely to be
celebrated on Wednesday.

“According to astronomical parameters, there is a chance for
the sighting of Shawwal moon, 1437 AH on the evening of July 5 on
29th of the Ramazan, 1437 AH. The new moon will born on crossing
conjunction point at 16-01 PST (Pakistan standard time) on July 04,”
an official of the Met office told APP.

The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee would meet at Aiwan-e-Auqaf, Lahore on Tuesday evening for sighting the crescent.

Chairman Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman
will chair the committee meeting. The meetings of Zonal/Central
Ruet-e-Hilal Committees will be held at their respective offices.

The meeting of Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committees, Islamabad
Capital Territory (ICT) will be held in the building of Ministry of
Religious Affairs near General Post Office (GPO).

All the evidence regarding the position of crescent could be
conveyed to the Chairman, central Ruet e Hilal Committee on cell
number 0300-9285203; 0321-2022000; 0333-2697051;0333-5453499; 042-99213006; 021-9208014; 021-99261412 (Met Department); 051-9205735; 021-99261413; 021-35688307; 021-5688307; 021-9204761; 021-5684550 and 021-99261404.

Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman will announce the decision of crescent
sighting or otherwise subsequently on the basis of information
received after evaluating the evidences.