The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet in Quetta tomorrow (Tuesday) to sight the moon of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar.
Committee chairman Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad will preside over the meeting.
The meetings of the Regional and District Chandra Darshan Committees will also be held at the same time at their respective headquarters.
Citing astronomical parameters, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said there is a slim chance of sighting of the Muharram moon on July 18 (Tuesday), which will mark the beginning of the new Islamic year, 1445 Hijri.
According to the Meteorological Department, on July 17 (Monday) at 11:32 pm, Amavasya will be born at the crossing junction point. Therefore, the crescent moon will be seen the next day.
In a notification issued in this regard, the PMD said, “As per the astronomical parameters, there is a slight chance of sighting the new moon of Muharram, 1445 AH on the evening of 18-07-2023 i.e. 29 Zilhaj, 1444 AH.” ,
The Meteorological Department also cited climate records, according to which the weather is expected to be partly cloudy over most parts of the country.