The holy month of Ramadhan will begin in Jammu and Kashmir and neighbouring Pakistan from Thursday, Chairman of the Pakistan's Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman announced Wednesday evening.
Speaker during a presser here on Wednesday, Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman said, "Testimonies declaring that the moon was sighted have been received from Upper Dir, Buner, Nathia Gali, Quetta and Abbottabad".
First day of fasting will be observed on Thursday (May 17, 2018).
Provincial and district-level Ruet-e-Hilal committees also met in their respective areas to record witnesses of the moon.
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According to Pakistan Meteorological Department, the new moon will be born on crossing conjunction point at 16:49 PM on May 15 so there is fair chance of sighting the new moon of Ramazan today.
Ramazan ends when the first crescent of the new moon is sighted again.
The holy month traditionally begins with a new moon sighting, marking the start of the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.
Muslims in Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran, Palestine, the United Kingdom, Australia and Japan will also begin the holy month form Thursday.