ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Eid Ul Fitr will be celebrated in Pakistan on May 24 (Sunday), the Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said.
In a Press Conference in Islamabad on Saturday, Fawad Chaudhry said that the Moon will be visible in Sanghar, Badin, Thatta, Jiwani, and Pasni from 7:36 pm to 8:14 pm.
The ministers said that the progress in science has made the process of sighting the moon very easy.
However, he regretted that Eid and Ramazan moon sighting has always witnessed a controversy in Pakistan.
Fawad Chaudhry said that religious festivals should be the basis for unity not controversy.
The information technology minister said that it was a commitment of the present government to end this controversy.
For this purpose, he added, that a Committee was formed which prepared an Islamic Calendar. He said the Ruet app was also developed which gives the location of the moon.
سانگھڑ ،بدین،ٹھٹھہ ،جیوانی،پسنی میں چاند7بجکر36منٹ سے8بجکر14منٹ تک چانددیکھاجاسکتاہے،بدین میں چاند سب سے زیادہ واضع ہے اگر ان علاقوں میں موسم خراب نہیں تو دور بین لیکر چھت پر چڑھیں اور اپنی ویڈیو بھی شیئر کریں۔۔۔ تمام اھل اسلام کو عید مبارک
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) May 23, 2020
Meanwhile, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet today in Karachi to decide about the sighting of Moon of Shawwal-ul-Mukarram 1441 Hijri or otherwise.
The Chairman of the Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rahman will chair the meeting.
The meetings of Zonal and District Ruet-e-Hilal Committees in their respective areas will also be held for collecting evidences in respect of sighting or otherwise of the Moon.