It is expected that the Shawwal moon would be sighted on the 4th of June, Pakistanis especially the ones working in government, semi-government and private sectors are anticipated to enjoy 5-day Eid holidays on Eid-ul-Fitr this year.
Professor Shahid Qureshi—the Director of the Institute of Space and Planetary Astrophysics—University of Karachi has made the prediction that the Shawwal moon is most expected to be seen on the 4th of June.
If the moon is sighted on 4th June that is the 29th of Ramazan, then, Eid-ul-Fitr would be celebrated on 5th June that is Wednesday, and in case the moon is sighted on June 5 that is Ramazan 30, then the Eid would be celebrated on the 6th of June that is Thursday.
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Normally, the federal government announces 3-4 Eid holidays, hence, whether the moon is sighted on June 4 or 5, the government employees would likely get 5 holidays that is from the 5th of June till the 7th June making from the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr to the third day followed by Saturday and Sunday.
But the private sector employees would have to return to their offices on Saturday in case the moon is sighted on June 4 and the Eid is celebrated on June 5.
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