Web Desk: The scheduled meeting to see Zil-Hajj crescent will be chaired by Ruet-e-Hilal Committee’s chairman Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman at Pakistan Met Department (PMD) on Sunday.

The provincial heads of the Ruet-e-Hilal committees will call the meetings at their own provinces to collect the evidences for the sighting 12th moon of the Islamic or lunar calendar.

Yesterday, Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court announced that the kingdom will mark August 12  as first day of the holy month of Zil-Haj.

The UAE is likely to observe Eid-ul-Azha on August 22, with a five-day long weekend to be combined with the Eid holidays.

Earlier reports from PMD suggested that Eid-ul-Azha is expected to take place in Pakistan on 22 August, government has officially announced four holidays in account of celebrating Eid.

According to Met office, the new moon of Zilhij, 1439 AH will be born on crossing conjunction point at 14-59 PST on 11-08-2018.

Eid-ul-Azha is a remarkable event for muslims in which they honour the great sacrifices made by the Prophet of God Hazrat Ibrahim A.S and his son Hazrat Ismail A.S and sacrifice animals throughout the world in this regard.