The Federal Government of Pakistan has released a notification about public holidays for Eid-ul-Fitr. According to the notification, the holidays will be started from June 4 to 7 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday).
Minister of Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has launched an official website for Moon sighting a few days ago. According to that website which has been designed under the supervision of experts and approved says that Eid will be celebrated on June 5. Plus according to Met office, the moon of Eid-ul-Fitr will be sighted on June 4 (29th of Ramazan-ul-Mubarak).
Fawad Chaudhary said that he will present the lunar calendar to Islamic Ideology Council and he said that “I personally believe that there is no need to have Ruet-t-Hilal Committee in the country.” On which he has been criticized by the religious quarters. He wrote on his Twitter account “I am Grateful to the honorable PM @ImranKhanPTI and cabinet colleagues for their support of Moon Sighting calendar“.
The Minister said that the conspiracies have been made to stop the technology development in Pakistan but Government is committed to launching the Moonsighting mobile application soon.
Besides, the meeting of Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee would also be held on Tuesday at 29th of Ramazan in Karachi and will sight the moon of Shawwal-ul-Mukarram. The Chairman of Committee Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman will head the meeting of Zonal Rut-e-Hilal Committee along with other committee members and will announce the final decision of crescent sighting.
However, Government has announced 4 official holidays from Tuesday till Friday and by adding the weekend in Pakistanis are going to have a long weekend for this holy event Eid-ul-Fitr.