Eid-ul-Azha date: Moon sighting committee to sit Thursday

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The National Moon Sighting Committee will sit on Thursday to fix the date of the holy Eid-ul-Azha, after reviewing reports on the appearance of the new moon of the holy month of Zilhajj of 1443 Hijri.

State minister for religious affairs and national moon sighting committee president Md Faridul Haque Khan will chair the meeting at the conference room of Islamic Foundation (IF) at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque at 7:15pm, said an IF press release today.

If the moon of the holy month of Zilhajj is sighted anywhere in the sky of Bangladesh, the people concerned have been requested to inform through the telephone numbers 02-223381725, 02-41050912, 02-41050916 and 02-41050917 and send fax at 02-2233983397 and 02-9555951 or to contact deputy commissioner of their respective district or concerned Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO).