Islamabad: After a long wait, Markazi Ruyate Hilal Committee Pakistan said Eid al Fitr will be celebrated in the country on Thursday May 13, 2021.
In a press conference, Markazi Ruyate Hilal Committee Chairman Maulana A Khabir Azad said the decision was taken based on the testimonies received from Qilla Pasni, Peshawar and Sindh’s Mirpur, among other areas.
Meanwhile, in India no report of moon sighting from Malegaon, Mumbai in Maharashtra, Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, East Champaran in Bihar, Darul Qaza Viayawada (Andhra Pradesh), Ruyate Hilal Committee Hyderabad (Telangana), Hilal Commitee Vadodara (Gujarat) and other parts of India.
“The first day of Eid al Fitr therefore will be Friday May 14, 2021”, Jamiat Ulema units of Malegaon, Dhule, Mumbai, East Champaran Bihar and Markazi Chand Committee Farangi Mahal Lucknow Uttar Pradesh said in separate statements.
An announcement by the Markazi Hilal Committee New Delhi is still awaited.
Earlier, no report of moon sighting from any place of Bangladesh. Hence, Thursday will be 30th Ramadan and Eid al Fitr will be celebrated in Bangladesh on Friday May 14, 2021, National Moon Sighting Committee Bangladesh announced after a meeting of the Islamic Foundation at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in Dhaka Wednesday.
While in Pakistan Hilal committee have started their meeting. An announcement is expected soon.