PMD predicts date for Ramadan moon sighting in Pakistan


KARACHI – The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has announced the possibility of sighting the new moon of Ramadan on March 22 (Wednesday).

The weather forecast institution made the announcement as Muslims in South Asian nation are waiting eagerly for the start of Holy Month.

PMD said the new moon of the ninth Islamic month is expected to be born on the crossing conjunction point at 22-23 PST on 21-03-2023, and the first Ramadan will be on March 23, Thursday. Met Department also predicted partly clear weather in most parts of the country on the evening of March 22.

Ramadan is observed by Muslims in Pakistan and around the globe as faithful spend most of their time fasting, praying, and reading Quran, besides doing charity.

As PMD makes predictions about the moon, an official meeting of the moon sighting body Ruet-e-Hilal committee will be held in Islamabad to sight the crescent.

Commissioners, DCs asked to maintain food prices in Ramadan