The Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, the moon sighting body of Pakistan, has reported that the Zilhajj crescent was not sighted on Wednesday and consequently the Eidul Azha will fall on July 10.
Committee Chairman Maulana Syed Abdul Khabir Azad chaired the meeting of the central committee in Karachi. Officials of the ministry of religious affairs, SUPARCO, Met Office, and Ministry of Science and Technology also attended the meeting.
Zonal committees held meetings at their respective headquarters in Lahore, Islamabad, Quetta and Peshawar.
After the meeting, Maulana Abdul Khabir announced that no report of the crescent sighting was received from any part of the country.
Meanwhile, the unofficial committee led by Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzi has also announced that the Zilhajj crescent was not sighted on Wednesday and that the Eid al-Adha will fall on Sunday, July 10.
Earlier, astronomers predicted that Eid al-Adha will fall on July 10 as there are lesser chances of Zilhajj crescent sighting on June 29.