Fawad Chaudhry forms Committee to resolve moon sighting controversy

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has constituted a committee to prepare lunar calendar for the next five years in a bid to end the long-lasting dispute over sighting of crescent.

In this regard, a notification has been issued by the Ministry.

The Committee consists of representatives from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), COMSATS, Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission and Metrological Department.

The dates of Ramazan, Eid and Muharram will be determined through technology.

The Hon’able Federal Minister for Science and Technology has been pleased to constitute following committee to finalize the calender to indicate the exact dates of Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr & Eid-ul-Azha and Moharram for the next five years with 100% accuracy,” said the notification.

In a statement, Fawad Chaudhry said that the Committee has been formed to end dispute over sighting of crescent.

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