Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meeting today for Zilhajj moon sighting

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Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meeting today for Zilhajj moon sighting

KARACHI: A meeting of the central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will take place in Karachi today to sight the Zilhajj moon.
The meeting will be held with Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman in the chair, with the meetings of the zonal committees taking place at the provincial headquarters.
Earlier, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry had said that Eid ul Adha would be celebrated on July 31 in Pakistan “as per calendar of the Ministry of Science and Technology”.
Taking to Twitter, Chaudhry had said that the moon for the month of Zilhajj would be seen in Karachi and its surrounding areas on July 21. He had added that the moon could be sighted with the help of binoculars and in some areas, with the naked eye as well.
Last month Minister for Interior Brig (retd) Ejaz Ahmed Shah had said the government was working out a comprehensive policy to contain the COVID-19 outbreak in the country during Eid ul Adha.
“Sacrifice of animals on Eid ul Adha is a religious obligation and the government will ensure every possible facility in this regard to manage the occasion safely and contain the risk of COVID-19 outbreak,” the minister had said while chairing a meeting.
He added that all the arrangements should be made in line with the safety measures and guidelines issued by the health authorities.
“A clear strategy is being formulated in consultation with all stakeholders. We [will] also seek guidance from the ulema in this regard,” he had said, adding the protection of the livestock farmers’ interest would also be ensured.
The federal government in this regard has issued SOPs for cattle markets, directing them to ensure no one is allowed inside without a face mask and that the markets are established in specific places.

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