The beginning of Muharram will fall on Thursday, 20 July, according to the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee’s announcement on Tuesday that the crescent had not been seen in the nation.

It was announced by committee chairman Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad that the Youm-e-Ashur would be observed on July 29 (Saturday).

The committee meeting for moon sighting was attended by representatives of the Central and Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committees, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) staff, the Ministries of Science and Technology, and Religious Affairs and Harmony.