The Zilhaj moon has not been sighted and the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman, Mufti Muneebur Rehman announced on Tuesday that Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated across the country on Saturday, August 1.
The decision was announced following a meeting of the committee, held in Karachi after Asr prayers to sight the crescent.
It marks the end of an annual Hajj, or pilgrimage to Makkah, which is one of the five pillars of Islam, and should be undertaken by every Muslim who can afford to do so.
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry, earlier in the day, had claimed in a tweet that the moon of Zilhaj 1441 Hijri has been born and would be visible in Karachi and its surrounding areas.
“If there are clouds, download the Ruet app and see the exact location of the moon,” he added.