KARACHI: The Shawwal moon has been sighted in different parts of the country and the Eidul Fitr is being celebrated on Tuesday (today).
The formal announcement was made by Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee chairman Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman in a press conference at Met Complex Karachi after convening meeting of the body for sighting the moon and gathering evidences.
The body gathered evidences about moon sighting from all the four provinces of the country and meeting of Zonal moon-sighting committees were held simultaneously in their respective headquarters.
This Ramazan, the Pakistani citizens observed twenty-nine fasts.
Meanwhile Eid prayers were offered in various tribal areas after local Ulema decided to mark the Eid day with Saudi Arabia.
On the other hand, the Shawwal moon was also sighted in India and Bangladesh, while Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar and Egypt celebrated Eidul Fitr on Monday.
Meanwhile the Eid day would dawn would special Eid sermons where Ulema would stress for unity of Muslim Ummah and prayers be held for the prosperity and well being of the country. The largest Eid Congregation in the federal capital would be held at Faisal Mosque.
In Rawalpindi, main biggest Eid Congregation to be held at Liaqat Bagh while in Lahore, biggest Eid Congregation be held at Badshahi Mosque.
Eid congregations would also be held at Data Darbar, Masjid Shaudha, Masjid Wazir Khan and Bagh Jinnah.
Special prayers would be offered for the independence of Palestine and Kashmir and sustainable peace in the region.
Ulema and khateebs from different schools of thought would deliver special sermons and lectures to highlight the significance of the day.
Mostly workers living in the federal capital have gone to their villages to celebrate Eid with their families but there is still lot of hustle and bustle in the federal capital.
The administration has further beefed up the security for Eid. A contingency plan has been issued to ensure and maintain law and order, safety and security of the general public. Police personals would perform their duties outside the mosques and public places.
Islamabad police along with contingents of Rangers and FC will ensure foolproof security arrangements on the occasion and police commandos will be deployed along with procession for the safety of the people.
The IGP directed all Superintendents of Police and Sub-Divisional Police Officers to improve the security plan and ensure checking of every person through metal detectors at masajid and imambargahs in their respective jurisdictions.