Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has constituted a five-member committee to finalise actual dates of Ramazan, Eidul Fitr, Eidul Azha and Muharram for the subsequent 5 years, Radio Pakistan reported.
The committee contains officers from Pakistan Area and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) and Ministry of Science and Expertise.
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) May 7, 2019
On Monday, Fawad Chaudhry mentioned that it was unwise to spend Rs4 million for sighting the crescent. He mentioned that he revered spiritual clerics however such points had been determined voluntarily.
“I’ve given my opinion, it’s not essential that everybody has to agree with me, nonetheless, there isn’t a knowledge in spending round Rs4 million.”
“There must be no compensation for moon sighting. Ruet-e-Hilal committee members ought to sight the crescent voluntarily, all educated clerics are in favour of my opinion,” the minister mentioned.
He added that science and know-how must be deployed for this function. If a ten-year calendar is made, then pointless expenditures may be saved.
The Ruet-e-Hilal Committee took sturdy exception to Fawad Chaudhry’s assertion in regards to the function of spiritual students in sighting of the moon and the creation of Pakistan on Sunday.
Chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman requested Prime Minister Imran Khan to ‘rein in’ his ministers after the federal minister for science and know-how launched a verbal assault on Islamic clerics, accusing them of creating lunar sighting for Islamic months a controversial affair yearly in addition to opposing the creation of Pakistan.