Ramadan 2020: moon not sighted in Pakistan today


KARACHI: Moon of Ramadan didn’t appear on today (April 23) in the country.

Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee had a meeting in Karachi today to decide about sighting of the Moon for Ramazan-ul-Mubarak 1441 Hijri or otherwise.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department said on Thursday (April 23) that moon of Ramadan was born on at 07:26 PST.

The MET office also added that the new moon will not be sighted today (April 23).

Chairman of the Committee Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman chaired the meeting.

The first Ramadan will be on Saturday (April 24).

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said on his official twitter, “For the first time in history of Pakistan, the Ministry of Science and Technology has been included in the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee.”

Earlier Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman said that he and Mufti Taqi Usmani would offer payers at home during Ramazan amid COVID-19 pandemic

“We have started implementing the 20-point agreement finalized with the federal government,” Muneeb ur Rehman said.

Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman stressed upon other clerics to implement the agreement with the government.

“We have promised with the president and the prime minister that people aging above 50 will not come to mosques,” he said.

In his message for the prayer leaders, Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman said that they should point out signs in the mosques to implement social distancing during the prayers.