Islamabad, May 5: All eyes are set on the sighting of Ramadan crescent in Pakistan, with the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee scheduled to convene a couple of hours before sunset. The Committee has assigned personnel to keep a keen watch on the skies, with the aim of spotting the moon. If the crescent is sighted, the Ramzan 2019 fasts will begin from tomorrow, May 6. Stay tuned here for the live news and updates of Ramzan moon sighting in Pakistan.
If the moon is not sighted, the month of Ramzan would begin from Tuesday, May 7. The Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will take the final call after receiving testimonies from its on-field personnel and common populace. Watch Live Streaming of News & Updates on Moon Sighting in Pakistan Here.
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Apart from the moon sighting in Pakistan, the Hilal committees have also convened in neighbouring India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei.
The crescent sighting will also lead to the start of Taraweeh prayers, held in Sunni mosques throughout the 27 nights of Ramzan ul Kareem.
The holy month, in which Muslims are duty bound to fast from dawn to dusk, will be followed by Eid-al-Fitr, considered as the biggest festival of the Muslim community.