PESHAWAR, 15 October: Moon for the holy month of Muharramul Haram was sighted in Karachi on Wednesday evening.

The day of Ashura (10th Muharram) will fall on 24 October (Saturday). The Central Ruet-e-Hilal (moon-sighting) Committee met in Karachi for sighting the moon for Muharram. The moon-sighting of Muharram also marks the beginning of Islamic year.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has announced a public holiday today (Thursday) on the occasion of first Muharram.

The Sindh government has also announced holiday for educational institutions.

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