Sunday is the first day of Eid al-Fitr as the crescent of Shawwal has been sighted in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states, as per Arab media.
Earlier, the government had chose to hold the meeting of Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committe at Peshawar to eschew the controversy surrounding moon-sighting.
It is pertinent to mention here that he was supposed to lead a moon sighting committee of Masjid Al Qasim at the mosque today, June 24, after Maghrib prayers.
The Met office's press release revealed that the birth of moon will take place on crossing conjunction point at 00-45 PST on 25-06-17.
It's the announcement everyone's waiting for, and we can expect the Eid holiday announcement to come after Maghrib prayers this evening.
Therefore, it is likely that Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on June 26 across the country.
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Erdogan also said, in the address, the requests for the Turkish military base in Qatar to be closed were disrespectful. Erdogan on Sunday said demanding the withdrawal of Turkish troops from Qatar was a "disrespect to Turkey".
The government of Pakistan has taken serious action to curb the situation.
In a statement issued yesterday religious authorities in Oman said the Sahawwal moon could not be sighted in the country. The decision was taken after the new moon was sighted Saturday.
Reports from London said new moon could not be sighted anywhere in United Kingdom on Saturday.
As for Kerala, Bhatkal, Udupi, Mangalore and parts of Coastal Karnataka, Muslims in this part of India started observing Ramadan a day before, and are celebrating Eid today i.e. Sunday June 25.
After receiving testimonies of sighting moon in Peshawar, the local Ruet-e-Hilal Committee in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), chaired by clerics of Peshawar's Masjid Qasim Ali Khan, has announced Eid-ul-Fitr on Sunday.
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