A member of the zonal committee, Hafiz Muhammad Salafi, has declared that the moon of Ramadan 1443 has been spotted in several areas of Karachi on Saturday.
The country will fast the tomorrow
The meeting was presided over by Moulana Syed Muhammad Abdul Khabeer Azad, Chairman of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department said earlier this month that the first fast would be held on Sunday, April 3.
The weather forecasters cautioned that visibility of the moon with the naked eye is weather-dependent.
Additionally, the Ruet-e-Hilal Research Council said that the holy month of Ramadan is likely to begin in Pakistan on April 3 this year, followed by Eid-ul-Fitr on May 3.
Meanwhile, the Ramadan crescent moon has been observed in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, signalling the start of the holy month on Saturday (April 2).