The Muharramul Haram crescent has been sighted and Youm-e-Ashur would fall on August 30, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee announced on Thursday.

The first of Muharram, which is also the first day of Hijri year 1442 according to the Islamic calendar, will be observed on August 1 (Friday).

Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman presided over the meeting for the moon sighting committee in Karachi.