Pakistan Railways has announced three special Eid trains to facilitate travel for extra passengers travelling home to celebrate Eidul Azha.
According to the PR schedule issued on Friday, the first Eid special train will operate on July 8 from Quetta to Peshawar via Lahore. The second Eid special train will operate between Karachi and Lahore on the same day.
As for the third train, it will leave Lahore for Karachi on July 13 to ensure that all passengers heading to and from their hometowns to celebrate the holy festival are facilitated.
The Zilhaj moon was not sighted and Eidul Azha will fall on July 10 (Sunday), as announced by Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Chairman Maulana Abdul Khabeer Azad earlier this week.
Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Chairman Maulana Abdul Khabeer Azad made the announcement at a press conference in Karachi, saying: “No testimony of the moon being sighted was received from any part of Pakistan.”
With a unanimous consensus, it was decided that Eidul Azha would be celebrated on July 10.