Ramazan in Pakistan from Saturday as moon not sighted Thursday.
Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman formally announced this in Karachi.
Ramazan in Pakistan from Saturday
He said the holy month of Ramazan in Pakistan will commence from April 25 because of not sighting of moon on Thursday.
Earlier, the moon sighting body met under the chairmanship of Mufti Muneeb at Met office Karachi.
Muslims observe obligatory fast during Ramazan as per Islamic lunar calendar.
Ruet-e-Hilal or moon sighting committee decide the beginning of the holy month.
They themselves sight moon using modern means and also gather eye witness account from across he country through their subsidiaries.
Islamic traditions decide month under Islamic lunar calendar that may have either 29 or 30 days.
None of any month in Islamic lunar calendar has 28 or 31 days.
Meanwhile, countries across the globe have announced the first day of the Ramazan 2020.
Those which announced the first day of Ramazan include; Egypt, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines.
Pakistan Television will live telecast Taraweeh prayer during Ramazan.
Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said that Pakistan Television will live telecast Taraweeh prayer.
She said this while briefing Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Wednesday.
Furthermore, she briefed him on Information Ministry’s public awareness campaign regarding Coronavirus.
Awan also briefed on strategy to persuade people to adopt precautionary measures, especially during Ramadan.
She apprised the Prime Minister that sufficient publicity of 20 points agenda agreed with Ulema is being ensured so that Namazis can themselves observe precautionary measures before coming to mosques.
Steps to ensure protection of media workers in the context of Coronavirus pandemic also came under discussion.
Moreover, she informed the Prime Minister about provision of protection kits and gowns to media workers deputed to cover Corona hospitals and isolation centers.