The religious authorities of Pakistan have claimed that they did not receive any reports of the sighting of the Shawwal Moon on Thursday. Accordingly, the country will observe the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr on Saturday, April 22. It is worth noting that, The country is celebrating the festival of Eid while battling high stake international pressure.
Meanwhile, The chairman of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal, Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad, announced this during a press conference on April 20. The Maulana asserted that he headed a meeting of the committee at the Ministry of religious affairs in the government of Pakistan. Following the meeting, he addressed the media during a press conference. At the press conference, the Maulana asserted that the committee did not recieved reports of moon sightings from across the nation.
The representatives of the Department of Meteorology were also in attendance at the event. The head of the committee asserted that they had decided after confirming with the rest of the states and government departments. The Zonal Committees from Karachi, Quetta, Sukkur and other states also approved that there was no sighting of the moon.
Accordingly, the government of Pakistan has declared holidays to commemorate the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. The holidays will start on Friday, April 21 and conclude on Tuesday, April 26, 2023. Eid-ul-Fitr is one of the most important religious festivals in the country. As a prominently Islamic nation, Pakistan values celebrating the festival.
Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of the month-long celebration of Ramazan, during which Muslims exercise restraint in eating habits as a part of their devotion to the god. They fast for the whole day, eating only a pre-fast meal before sunrise, called Sehri and a post-fast meal after sunset, called Iftar.
Notably, this year’s celebration of Ramazan and Eid-ul-Fitr comes amid serious economic trouble for Pakistan. They are struggling financially, so the people cannot afford food and necessities for their homes and families. The country is struggling with high inflation rates, food shortages, wheat, fruits, economic instability, etc. Meanwhile, the world is keenly watching every move of the country while they tackle the crisis they are currently struggling with.