Ramadan moon not sighted in Pakistan, across the country Ramadan starts on same day

moon phasisAccording to the central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee headed by Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman the moon was not sighted across the country and first Ramadan will be on Thursday. Even Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) will also observe Ramadan with rest of country. KPK normally do start fasting with Saudi-arabia one day before the rest of country. But this time Imran Khan, the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), the ruling party in KPK have made special effort to convince the religious leaders of KPK to observe the Ramadan along with rest of country. He also had contacted the Khateeb (leader) of Mosque Qasim which used to announced the moon sighting on unconfirmed reports. This time things went other way for good and whole country will Observe 1st Ramadan together.

So making the long story short Thursday 11th of July, 2013, would be 1st Ramadan in Pakistan and Muslims will start fasting on that date till the end of that Islamic month. Islamic month is comprised of 29 to 30 days based on next moon sighting for next month and Ramadan is followed by Eid al-Fitr.

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