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Fawad invites clerics to see ‘how moon cycle works’

Opposition walks out from NA after Fawad uses ‘derogatory’ language

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Monday invited famend clerics Mufti Muneebur Rehman and Shahabuddin Popalzai to see “how the moon cycle works”.

“We’re inviting Maulana Muneebur Rehman and Shahabuddin Popalzai to come back and witness how the moon cycle works,” wrote Fawad. “And see for themselves how simple science has made it to foretell the lunar calendar. There isn’t any want for an arduous process.”

Since assuming workplace because the minister for science and expertise, Fawad has been pushing for utilizing science for the Islamic calendar and taking away the standard moon sighting technique utilized by the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee.

Fawad has been essential of utilizing previous strategies as an alternative of recent expertise. Just lately, the National Assembly was knowledgeable that an quantity of Rs3.06 million was spent on the sighting of the moon for Muharram, Ramazan, Eidul Fitr and Eidul Azha in 2018.

Earlier this month, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) minister fashioned a five-member committee comprising officers from the ministry, House and Higher Ambiance Analysis Fee (Suparco) and Pakistan Meteorological Division.

The committee was tasked to arrange a lunar calendar and publish it by the 15th of Ramazan.

Talking at an occasion at Karachi College, he mentioned the ministry was additionally engaged on a cell phone app that may allow individuals to sight the moon on their gadgets.
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