Pakistan to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Saturday

Last Updated: Friday, September 10, 2010 - 09:08

Islamabad: Pakistan will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Saturday, the Shawwal moon sighting committee announced.

The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee chairman Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman added that the Shawwal moon was not sighted in any part of the country, Geo TV reported. Shawwal is the 10th month of the Islamic lunar calendar.

The committee, tasked with sighting the moon, met on Thursday at Pakistan Meteorological Department in Karachi before the announcement at a press conference.
Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting.

IANS



First Published: Friday, September 10, 2010 - 09:08
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