The Central Ruet e Hilal Committee will arrange a meeting for the sighting of Ramadan 1439 Hijri Moon.
Chairman of the committee Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman presided over the meeting.
Testimonies of the moon-sighting were received from various parts of the country, including Lower Dir, Buner, Nathia Gali, Abbottabad, and Quetta among other areas. Scores of Islamic faithful usually commemorate the month-long period with dawn-to-dusk fasting and prayers.
According to Pakistan Meteorological Department, the new moon will be born on crossing conjunction point at 4:49pm on May 15. However, the moon would be around 26 hours old at that time.
Met Office had also announced the raise in temperature of Karachi in the first week of the holy month.
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First day of fasting will be observed on Thursday (May 17, 2018).
Ramadan will also start from 17 May in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Oman, Indonesia, and several other countries.
Traditionally, many Muslim-majority countries have followed the dates set by Saudi religious authorities, but in recent years many have used their own astronomical calculations.
The sighting of the moon marks the beginning of the holy month of Ramzan during which Muslims all around the world will be keeping fasts from crack of dawn to dusk. It is one of the five "pillars" of Islam.