KARACHI: The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee said Wednesday that the crescent for the month of Rabiul Awwal was sighted in several parts of Pakistan.

The first Rabiul Awwal will be on Thursday while the 12th day will fall on December 12.

Chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman made the announcement after chairing a meeting of the moon sighting committee in the federal capital.

He said that the 12th of Rabiul Awwal would be celebrated across Pakistan with religious passion and fervour on December 12.