However, Met experts have predicted that chances are very rare that moon could be sighted.
- The unofficial and controversial body is in meeting at Mahabat Khan mosque in Peshawar with Mufti Popalzai in chair
- Mufti Muneb views no timeframe could be given on announcement regarding start of Ramadan
- According to Balochistan’s committee, no evidence of moon sighting was reported in the province due to cloudy weather
- Official sources says there was no evidence reported from Karachi Zone
- Quetta’s committee says any announcement will be made on evidences
- Zonal committee of Peshawar is in meeting
- Central committee is still in progress in Karachi as the chairman says final announcement to be made after conclusion of the meeting
- Moon was not sighted in Lahore, says Zonal Ruet e Hilal committe. It further adds that no evidence was collected about moon sighting.
- Mufti Muneeb, the chairman of central committee, appeals all citizens to wait for decision from the official body. He asked media to stop spread misconceptions about the moon sighting
- Zonal Committee is also in progress at Peshawar, the provincial capital of KPK
- Khyber Agency’s Tanzeem e Ahl e Sunnat announces to observe fasting on Wednesday
- Central Committee for Moon Sighting is in progress in Karachi, the port city to sight the Ramadan crescent
- Zonal Ruet e Hilal Committee is in progress in Lahore, the provincial capital of Punjab
Met Department Forcaste
Met Department had already declared that it would be difficult to sight moon in the country due to cloudy weather. It has also put aside the estimations that moon sighting was possible in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa province, where unanimous starting of Ramadan has become an impossible thing.
KPK government’s strict stance against ‘self announcements’
Contrary to the previous KPK government who always backed split start of the Ramadan, Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf and Jamaat e Islami back government declared to observe the holy month as per the announcement of official body of the country.