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Pakistan to Celebrate Eidul Fitr on Wednesday

Pakistan confirms the Shawwal moon sighting, announcing Eidul Fitr celebrations on April 10th, with nationwide testimonies validating the decision, prompting the government to declare holidays, emphasizing unity and solidarity in religious observances across the country.

The crescent for the Islamic month of Shawwal has been sighted in Pakistan, marking the commencement of Eidul Fitr celebrations on Wednesday, April 10th. The announcement was made by the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad following a meeting held in Islamabad, which included representatives from various governmental bodies and meteorological institutions.

Provincial committees across Lahore, Karachi, Quetta, and Peshawar gathered testimonies for moon sighting, with reports from Sheikhupura, Sarai Alamgir, Sukkur, Karachi, Kasur, and Gujranwala confirming the Shawwal crescent’s visibility. Over 60 testimonies were submitted, validating the decision to observe Eidul Fitr on April 10th.

In anticipation of the Eid festivities, the government has declared a three-day holiday from April 10th to April 12th for offices operating on a five-day workweek, and a four-day break from April 10th to April 13th for those following a six-day workweek. This announcement aims to facilitate nationwide celebrations and observances of Eidul Fitr.

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With the confirmation of the Shawwal moon’s sighting, Pakistan joins multiple countries worldwide in celebrating Eidul Fitr on Wednesday. The Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee emphasizes the importance of unity and solidarity among all sections of society, sending a message of harmony to the Islamic world. This unified celebration underscores Pakistan’s commitment to collective festivities and religious observances.