Pakistanis are searching for ways to obtain new money notes to give to children as Eidi as they prepare for the Islamic celebration of Eid ul Fitr, which is observed by Muslims all over the world.
The need for crisp, new currency notes of various values for Eid is rising in advance of the holiday, but sadly, the supply isn’t keeping up with the demand as people scramble to obtain new notes on a personal level.
Every year during Eid, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) issues billions of new currency notes. However, a representative for the central bank told Geo.tv that it will not be printing new currency notes for the general public this time.
The traditional financial presents known as “Eidi” are what, in children’s minds, make Eid ul Fitr a greater and sweeter festival than Eid ul Adha.
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While the general public anticipates that Eid ul Fitr would occur on April 21, Secretary General of the Ruet-e-Hilal Research Council Khalid Aijaz has ruled out the notion, stating that the moon will not be visible on April 20.
The official previously stated in an interview with Geo News that the crescent signalling the start of Shawwal will be visible following the conclusion of 30 days of Ramadan, meaning that Eid ul Fitr will happen on April 22, Saturday.
Aijaz also predicted the timing of moon sighting, stating that the new crescent will be born on April 20 at 9:13am and that day’s age will be shorter than 10 hours.
“The duration should be more than 19 hours for the crescent to be sighted, and even if the sky is clear that day [April 20], the moon wouldn’t be spotted,” he claimed.
Due to the fact that Ramadan will extend for 30 days and the first Shawwal will fall on April 22, any testimony that is received on April 20 will be false.
According to a statement released on Tuesday by the Religious Affairs Ministry, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will convene on April 20 to observe the sighting of the Eid ul Fitr crescent moon.