ISLAMABAD: The interior ministry on Tuesday announced a four-day holiday on the occasion of Eidul Fitr for government organisations, semi-government organisations, banks and educational institutions.

The notification stated the holidays will run from July 5 until July 8.

A meeting of the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee would take place on July 5 to sight the Shawwal crescent, which would be attended by religious scholars and experts of Pakistan Meteorological Department.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, Eidul Fitr is likely to be on July 6.

The Islamic festival marks the culmination of the month of Ramazan in which Muslims fast for 30 days.


Source (Dawn News)