Eid in Pakistan likely on August 9

According to astronomical data collected by Pakistan Meteorological Department, the sighting of the moon is likely to be on August 8 — in effect making Eid on August 9 — in Pakistan.

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Published: Sun 28 Jul 2013, 10:29 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 3:51 PM

The skies are expected to be clear on August 8 and the moon is estimated to have a life of 40 hours or more.

If Eid falls on August 9, it would make holy month of Ramadan a 29-day month.

The final and official decision on the announcement of Eid will be made by the Ruet-i-Hilal Committee.


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