KARACHI: The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet today (Wednesday) in Karachi for sighting of Ramazan moon.
Prominent religious scholar and committee’s Chairman Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman will preside over the meeting.
The meetings of zonal and district Ruet-e-Hilal committees will also be held today at their respective headquarters for collecting evidences in respect of sighting or other wise of the Ramazan moon.
Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has expressed fair chances of sighting the new moon of Ramazan. As per the website, the moon’s age will be 26 hours and 45 minutes today and will remain on the sky for 61 minutes after sunset.
Met Office has also announced the raise in temperature of Karachi in the first week of the holy month.
PMD director says that the mercury level will heighten more than usual from Thursday to Wednesday. Heat wave is expected in May and June while no chances of rainfall exist.
On the other hand, Ramazan is due to begin in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Malaysia and Middle East countries on Thursday. The announcements came after religious authorities Saudi Arabia failed to sight the crescent moon on Tuesday night, state media reported.