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Zil Hajj Moon Sighted, Eidul Azha To Be Celebrated on August 12

KARACHI: The moon of Zil-Hajj has been sighted and the Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated on August 12, Monday.

This has been announced by Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, chairman central Royat-e-Hilal Committee here at the Weather Complex on Friday.

The month of ZilHaj has already begun in Saudi Arabia as the moon was sighted there yesterday, Thursday.

Zil-Hajj is the twelfth and final month in the Islamic calendar. It is the month in which the Hajj pilgrimage takes place.

The federal government has already announced a four-day holiday on accounts of Eidul Azha and Independence Day.

On Wednesday, the Interior Ministry issued a notification, declaring August 12 to 15 (Monday to Thursday) a public holiday. Saturday, August 17, however, was declared as a working day for the government employees.