Ramazan begins in Pakistan too, in Bangladesh on Friday

Ramazan moon sighted holy month to begin tomorrow

The announcement was made by Chairman of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Munibur Rehman after chairing a meeting at the Pakistan Meteorological Department Complex, Karachi on Wednesday evening.

The first day of Ramazan was observed across Pakistan on Thursday.

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates along with Australia will observe the commencement of the holy month today. In Karachi, the sun will set at 7:10pm and the moon will be observed 61 minutes after.

Reports here said that Central Ruehiyet-e-Hilal committee met to witness the moon in Islamabad.

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In Bangladesh Ramazan will begin on Friday in the country as the new moon was not sighted this evening.

Banks across Pakistan will remain open from 8am to 2.15pm throughout Ramadan, according to a notification issued by the State Bank of Pakistan. However, the moon would be around 26 hours old at that time.

Millions of Muslims around the world are marking the start of the holy month of Ramazan today (Thursday), a time marked by intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and good deeds. The partly cloudy weather is expected in most of the areas. The Ruet-e-Hilal Committee has called on citizens to sight the crescent with the naked eye or through binoculars and to contact them to record their testimonies.

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