Lahore: The monthly meeting of the Central Moon Sighting Committee was held this evening, concerning the sighting of the moon for the month of Dhu al-Qa’dah, 1444 AH. It was announced that no testimonies were received, and the moon was not sighted.
According to the details, under the chairmanship of Maulana Syed Muhammad Abdul Khabeer Azad, the Chairman of the Central Moon Sighting Committee Pakistan, the Zonal Moon Sighting Committee Lahore met at the premises of the Evacuee Trust Complex near the Lahore High Court.
During the meeting, the following individuals were in contact for coordination: Syed Mashhood Hussain Khaled, DG Ministry of Religious Affairs, Zain-ul-Abideen from the Ministry of Science and Technology for technical assistance, Chief Met. Dr. Sardar Sarfraz from the Meteorological Department, and Ghulam Murtaza from the SPARCO Department.
Maulana Syed Muhammad Abdul Khabeer Azad, Chairman of the Central Moon Sighting Committee Pakistan, while making the announcement, stated that today the moon was clearly visible in most places of Pakistan, while in some places it remained cloudy.
No testimonies regarding the sighting of the moon for Dhu al-Qa’dah were received from any location in Pakistan, and therefore, the decision was made based on the consensus that the first of Dhu al-Qa’dah, 1444 AH, will be observed on Monday, May 22, 2023.