Pakistan to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Saturday, the central moon-sighting committee told the press on Thursday.
According to the moon-sighting committee, the Shawwal moon could not be sighted.
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Earlier reports predicted that the Shawwal moon may be sighted
Earlier, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) had predicted that the moon may be sighted in Balochistan’s coastal areas – Pasni and Gwadar.
The Central Ruet-e-Hilal committee met in Karachi for the sighting of Shawwal moon on Thursday.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) had also announced the sighting of moon marking the beginning of Shawwal with Eid-ul-Fitr to be celebrated in the country on Friday.