Srinagar, June 25: Chairman Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman announced the sighting of the moon for the month of Shawwal on Sunday and said that Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Monday.
The Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee had convened the meeting to sight the moon for Eidul Fitr in Islamabad, whereas zonal bodies of the committee also met in Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar and Lahore.
Shawwal moon has also been sighted in Indian cities of Lucknow and Hyderabad and in parts of Kashmir as well. Eid was today celebrated in Arab countries, Southeast Asian countries. However in Sub-Continent it would be celebrated tomorrow. Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated on first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal, marking the culmination of month-long Ramadan. Shawwal is the 10th month of the lunar Islamic calendar.