Eid-ul-Adha moon sighted in Pakistan

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The Zilhaj moon has been sighted and Eidul Adha will be celebrated across the country on August 12 (Monday).

This was announced by Chairman Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman after presiding over the meeting of Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee in Karachi on Friday.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and other Gulf states will celebrate the Eid on Sunday, August 11 after Zilhaj moon was sighted in the region on Thursday night.

The federal government has announced four public holidays on Eid-ul-Azha, Interior Ministry issued a notification.

Government employees will enjoy nine holidays of Eidul Azha this year and will have to take leave for August 16 (Friday).