Information and Broadcasting Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said on Sunday that Eid ul Fitr would be celebrated on May 14 (Friday) in Pakistan.
In a tweet, he wrote that, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology’s calendar and Ruet mobile application, the moon of Shawal would be sighted on May 13 and Eid ul Fitr would be celebrated on May 14 (Friday).
Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Friday, May 14 according to the calendar and the Ruet app, said the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday.
The minister, however, in a tweet also clarified that the final decision in this regard will be announced by the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee.
According to the calendar and the moon sighting app, the moon will appear on May 13 and Eid will be on May 14, the information minister added.
The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet on the 29th of Ramadan, May 12, to sight the Eid-ul-Fitr moon.
The meeting will take place in Islamabad with Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee chairman Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad presiding over it, the statement said.
The meetings of zonal committees would take place in their respective areas, while the central committee would gather witnesses from across the country.
He further wrote that final announcement would come from the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee after its meeting for the moon sighting.