KARACHI: Director Space Sciences, University of Karachi, Professor Javed Iqbal on Friday said that there was no chance of sighting of Zul Hijjah moon on Saturday (tomorrow) in Pakistan.
In a statement, Prof Javed Iqbal said that it would be 13 hours to birth of the moon at the time of Maghrib on July 10 and sighting a moon of this age through naked eye was impossible. So, Zul Hijjah moon would clearly be sighted on July 11, he maintained.
He also said that possibility of sighting moon in Peshawar was low in comparison with Karachi. The moon was not likely to appear in Afghanistan too on July 10, he added.
The meeting of Central Ruet e Hilal Committee, chaired by Abul Khair Azad, will be held at Met Department Complex in Karachi on Saturday. Representatives of Met Department, SUPARCO and Ministry of Religious Affairs would also participate in the meeting. While, meetings of zonal committees would be held at their respective headquarters.