Karachi (September 10, 2018): Ruet-e-Hilal committee will meet today in Karachi for Muharram moon sighting. Chairman Ruet-e-Hilal committee, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman will make the formal announcement regarding moon.
According to details, Central Ruet-e-Hilal committee meeting for moon sighting of Muharram, will held today at Met Office, Karachi. Chairman Ruet-e-Hilal committee, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, will head the meeting.Besides the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, zonal committees will hold meetings in Lahore, Quetta and Peshawar, while, met office representatives will attend the meeting for any required technical help.
According to the Met Office, there are strong chances of the moon being sighted today, however, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman will make a formal announcement regarding sighting of moon, after collect evidences from zonal committees across the country.
If the moon will be sighted today, 1st Muharram will be on Tuesday, September 11, while, ‘Youm-e-Ashura’ will fall on September 20. Besides, special security measures are being taken across the country for Muharram, and section 144 has been imposed. While, security plan has been put together to ensure peace in the country.
Sindh government has banned pillion riding from Muharram 8-10.