Chairman Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Molana Abdul Khabir Azad announced on Monday that the Muharram-ul-Haram moon has been sighted and Youm-e-Ashur would be observed on August 19.
The holy month of Muharram will begin on August 10, he said after chairing a meeting in Quetta.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department had already predicted that there is a good chance of moon sighting of Muharram-ul-Haram on August 9.
On Sunday, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said a foolproof security plan had been devised for Muharram-ul-Haram to ensure peace and harmony in the province.
Chairing a special meeting of Ittehad Bain-ul-Muslimeen Committee, he said due to the effective measures by the government, the law and order situation in the province is satisfactory.
The Chief Minister appreciated the role of Ittehad Bain-ul-Muslimeen Committee in developing harmony in the province and thanked the religious scholars for their cooperation during the campaign against coronavirus.
He said that Pakistan belongs to all of us and we can fulfil our commitments towards the country by join-ing hands, forgetting all differences and giving re-spect to each other’s religious sentiments.
Everyone has to play a positive role for maintaining the peaceful atmosphere of religious harmony and brother-hood for foiling the nefarious designs of anti-state elements.
Maulana Tahir Ashrafi stressed upon Ulema to keep a vigilant eye on those who are spreading hatred content on the internet.