Eid-ul-Fitr across the country will be observed on August 20. Chairman Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneebur Rehman announced on Saturday.
According to Meteorology Department, the first moon of Shawwal is expected to be visible on August 19, thus Pakistani Muslims are likely to have a 30-day Ramazan.
“Weather conditions are going to be partially cloudy in the upper areas making moonsighting highly unlikely”, the Met officials said.
The position and angles of the new moon at the time of sunset are also favourable for moon-sighting on that day, the they added.
Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai, chief cleric of the Qasim Ali Khan Mosque in Peshawar, announced on Saturday that Eid-ul-Fitr in the city will be celebrated on August 19, Sunday(today).