Source:Pakistan's Ministry of Interior (Islamabad)
Posted: Monday, August 9, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: August 13, 2021
Following tonight's meeting of the moon sighting committee, presided over by Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman, Moulana Syed Muhammad Abdul Khabir Azad, the chairman of the moon sighting committee announced that "The Muharram-ul-Haram crescent has been sighted the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee announced on Thursday. Youm-e-Ashur (10th day of Muharram) will be on August 19 (Thursday)".
Today's announcement is in line with the the list of 2021 public holidays in Pakistan, as announced in the circular "Public and Optional Holidays for the calendar year, 2021", signed by the Deputy Secretary, Flak Sher Virk, late last year (2020-12-10).
However, there is the possibility that the federal government of Pakistan will extend the public holiday for the upcoming Ashura holiday of Pakistan, for a second day, as was done last year (2020-08-25).
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