Prominent religious scholar and committee's Chairman Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman presided over the meeting.
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia will have first Ramzan on the same day after six years. In Pakistan, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will hold its meeting today (Wednesday) to sight the crescent for Ramazan.
Mufti Munibur Rehman said that testimonies of the Ramazan Moon sighting were received from various parts of Pakistan including Lower Dir, Buner, Nathia Gali, Abbottabad and Quetta among other areas. Scores of Islamic faithful usually commemorate the month-long period with dawn-to-dusk fasting and prayers.
Reports here said that Central Ruehiyet-e-Hilal committee met to witness the moon in Islamabad.
The PMD on May 4 had issued a handout stating that there are fair chances for the moon to be sighted on May 16 evening.
Apart from Saudi Arabia, Muslims will start observing Ramazan in Malaysia, Australia, England, Japan, UAE, Gulf nations, U.S. and other countries across the globe on Thursday. As per the website, the moon's age will be 26 hours and 45 minutes today and will remain on the sky for 59 minutes after sunset.
Earlier, Ruet-e-Hilal Research Council (RHRC) had predicted that the holy month of Ramazan was expected to begin from Thursday.