Eid-ul-Fitr is announced by Ruet-i-Hilal Research Council in Pakistan. The council stated that there was very little probability that Eid-ul-Fitr would fall on Friday, April 21, since the new crescent would be born at 9:13 am, April 20, and its age would be less than 10 hours.
Eidul Fitr: The finance minister issues a significant statement on pay and pensions for April.
The nation’s finance czar recently tweeted a confirmation that April’s paychecks and pensions would be postponed until after Eidul Fitr, one of Pakistan’s two main Islamic holidays.
According to a PML-N stalwart, the choice was taken following a discussion with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. Pensions were also mandated to be paid before Eidul Fitr by the prime. He added that the federal finance secretary had been directed to distribute the wages and assistance on an upcoming day.
Although the federal government has not yet announced a holiday for Eidul Fitr, Pakistanis will probably get four or five days off for the Festival of Sweets. The cabinet division has reportedly started working on completing the Eidul Fitr vacations, which are anticipated to be observed on April 22.
On April 22, 2023, a celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr is anticipated. The Ruet body meeting is scheduled to take place on Thursday, April 20, to sight the Shawwal moon, according to Secretary General Khalid Ijaz Mufti. According to him, it is improbable that the Shawwal moon would be visible on April 21 in the evening. According to Mufti, eid-ul-Fitr will be observed on Friday, the 21st, if the crescent is seen on Thursday evening.
The federal administration on Wednesday agreed to pay salaries for the current month to the staff of public sector ministries before Eid ul Fitr, a religious holiday observed worldwide, to relieve the inflation-weary populace.
The announcement follows discussions between Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
The decision was made as Pakistanis struggled with historically high inflation, which compelled others to forgo essential edibles. The country also has difficulty obtaining outside financing, and the default is a growing concern.
Before Eid ul Fitr, the Government of Sindh declared that Muslim government employees would receive their salaries early.
The finance department stated that “all Muslim employees and pensioners of the Provincial Government of Sindh (including work-charged and contingent paid establishment) shall be paid in advance full pay and allowances/full pension for April.”
The announcement also noted that Eid is anticipated to fall on April 21 or 22, and salaries and pensions will be released on April 17 rather than May 2.