Ramadan timings for Punjab schools announced

"All single shift schools will operate from 8.30am to 1pm," says education department

By
Ummay Farwa
In this file photo, a girl reads a book while attending her daily class with others at a government school.— Reuters
In this file photo, a girl reads a book while attending her daily class with others at a government school.— Reuters

LAHORE: The Punjab School Education Department on Monday announced revised timings for all educational institutions in the province during the holy month of Ramadan.

According to a notification issued by the department, all the single shift schools would operate from 8:30am to 1pm from Monday to Thursday and on Saturday.

However, the school timings on Fridays will be from 8:30am to 12:30 noon.

The second shift schools start at 1pm and continue till 4pm during the holy month of fasting.

The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee today evening announced that the Ramadan moon has been sighted in Pakistan and the first Roza will be observed across the country tomorrow (Tuesday).

Moon sighting committee chairman Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad made the official announcement following a meeting in Peshawar.

The clerics from all schools of thought attended the huddle to ascertain the beginning of the ninth Islamic month.

The Ramadan moon was sighted in Lahore and Peshawar before the official announcement.