The government has announced the Eid holidays, 2019. On Tuesday, the federal government announced 4-public holidays which are to be given especially for Eid-ul-Fitr, starting from June 4. An official notification has been issued by the Ministry of Interiors regarding this effect.
Moonsighting for Shawwal has already been forecasted by the Met Office for the 4th of June which means Eid-u-Fitr will commence on 5th June.
According to the Met department, there are a lot of chances for the moon to be sighted on June 4 that is the 29th Ramzan.
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Moon for the next Islamic month will be born on 28th Ramzan (3rd June) and before the sunset, it will become 4 hrs and 16 mins old.
Until June 4th the moon will be almost 28 hrs and 16 min old and could be seen at least 1hr after the sunset as it will be 12 degrees up above in the sky.
So as per the predictions by the Met department, Eid-ul-Fitr is most likely to be on June 5.
It is pertinent to mention that the country’s first Islamic Calendar has already revealed that Pakistan would be celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr on June 5, this year.
This calendar has been launched for eliminating the uncertainty that is always there when it comes to moon sighting, as informed by the Minister of Science and Technology—Fawad Chaudhry.