As Zilhaj moon sighted, Eidul Azha to be observed on June 17
KARACHI: (Suno News) The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee has announced that Eildul Azha will be observed on June 17 as the Zilhaj moon has been sighted.

A meeting to sight the moon took place at the Pakistan Meteorological Department building in Karachi with simultaneous zonal meetings in the federal and provincial capitals.

The Peshawar zonal meeting officials said the moon was sighted albeit the central committee would make the official announcement.

Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Chairman Maulana Abdul Khabeer Azad said Eid will be marked on June 17 after testimonies of moon sightings were received from various cities all over the country, including Peshawar, Attock, Kohat, Mianwali, Taxila, Murree, Narowal and Lahore.

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Addressing a press conference in Karachi, he said, “You know this is a very blessed month and the merits of these 10 days [of Haj] have also been explained.”

The country was moving forward and called on the nation to unite to foil the schemes of its enemies, he said and added that the nation’s prayers were behind law enforcement agencies working to ensure the country’s security.

Meanwhile, Hajj pilgrimage will commence on June 14 with the Day of Arafat on June 15. Eidul Azha will be observed in Saudia Arabia on June 16.