KARACHI: The first day of Eidul Azha will be celebrated across country on August 1, Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman announced after no reports were received of sighting of the Zilhaj moon on Tuesday.

The Ruet-i-Hilal Committee chairman said, “We have reached a consensus that the moon for Zilhaj was not sighted, and Eidul Azha will now be celebrated across the country on July 31.” The announcement was preceded by meetings of the central moon-sighting committee and other zonal committees in all provincial capitals of the country. No credible sighting of the moon was reported from anywhere in the country, it said. The Islamic month of Zilhaj will now commence on July 22 whereas Eidul Azha will be celebrated across Pakistan on August 1.