First fast in Pakistan on Thursday as Ramadan moon sighted

Peshawar (HRNW) The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee has announced that the Ramadan moon was sighted and the first of the holy month will fall on Thursday (tomorrow).

The announcement was made by Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee chairman Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad at a press conference in Peshawar on Wednesday evening.

The announcement was made hours after the session began at 5pm in Peshawar, while the moon wasn’t cited in Peshawar due to cloudy weather it was seen in several other areas of the country.

Addressing the press conference, Maulana Azad said that the committee received moon sighting testimonies from a number of places in the country, including Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Swabi, Qila Saifullah and Mardan.

Saudi Arabia and most other Gulf states will also start the fasting month on Thursday (tomorrow).

However, the Ramadan moon was not sighted in India and Bangladesh.

It is pertinent to mention here, the people across Pakistan will observe Roza on the same day after several years as previously people in Peshawar used to keep fast a day before rest of the people did.