PESHAWAR: The lunar calendar launched by Minister for Science and Expertise Fawad Chaudhry was challenged within the Peshawar High Court on Monday.
The petitioner argued that the lunar calendar was not according to Islamic teachings. “The minister first compelled the individuals to have a good time Eidul Fitr and has now introduced that Eidul Azha will probably be celebrated on August 12,” the petition said.
He additional argued within the petition that to be able to decide the day for Eidul Azha, the times of Hajj have to be confirmed.
“With out studying the Holy Quran, the minister has decided days of Eid,” the petitioner claimed and requested that the lunar calendar not be launched.
He additional prayed upon the court in his petition that the science minister be faraway from his submit.
Chaudhry launched Pakistan’s first moon sighting web site days earlier than Eidul Fitr.
The Council of Islamic Ideology stated it can assessment the lunar calendar and a choice can be taken concerning it
CCI Chairman Dr Qibla Ayaz earlier informed the media that a remaining opinion on the calendar can’t be taken with out the recommendation of spiritual students.