The government announced on Saturday holidays for Eidul Fitr from May 22 to May 27.
In a notification, the interior ministry said that all businesses, public places, markets and shops will remain closed from Friday to Wednesday on account of Eid holidays.
— Ministry of Interior, Pakistan (Official) (@MOIofficialPk) May 16, 2020
“Only essential items’ shops and medical services/stores as already notified will remain open,” the notification said.
Moon sighting committee to meet on May 23
The Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee will meet on May 23 (Saturday) in Karachi for the Shawwal moon-sighting, according to the spokesperson for the ministry of religious affairs.
Committee Chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman will preside over the meeting.
“Meetings of Zonal/District Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will be held at their respective Headquarters at the same time. The Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Islamabad will hold its meeting in the Ministry of Religious Affairs & Interfaith Harmony,” the statement read.