ISLAMABAD: On the occasion of Eid ul Fitr, the federal government is contemplating announcing an additional holiday for the general public to celebrate.
The Ministry of the Interior has previously declared that there would be five days of Eid ul Fitr vacations beginning on Friday, April 21, and ending on Tuesday, April 25.
If the proposal is successful, however, the five-day vacation would become six days long since the holidays will begin on Thursday, April 20, rather than the usual Monday.
According to the Ruet-e-Hilal Research Council (RHRC), Eid ul Fitr will most likely be observed throughout the nation this year on Saturday, April 22. As a consequence, Jumat ul Widah will be observed on Friday, April 21.
It has been decided that the Shawwal moon will be seen during the meeting of the committee that will take place on Thursday, April 20.
The birth of the moon is anticipated to take place on Thursday, April 20, around 9:13 am local time in Pakistan, according to the opinions of the specialists.
It is necessary for sighting purposes that the age of the moon at sunset on the evening of the 29th of Ramazan be more than 19 hours.
On the other hand, the duration will be shorter than ten hours everywhere throughout Pakistan. The time gap between sunset and moonset, which should be more than 40 minutes, will be just 21 minutes in Peshawar, Gilgit, Muzaffarabad, Charsadda, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Quetta, Jiwani, and 20 minutes in Lahore and Karachi. This is despite the fact that the distance between sunset and the moonset should be more than 40 minutes.