Committee set-up to decide 10-year calendar: Fawad

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05 May, 2019 2:40 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 news) – Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said on Sunday that a five-member committee has been set-up to decide a ten-year calendar.

Fawad Chaudhry took his twitter and said that the committee will decide for ten years calendar of Muharram, Eids and Ramazan to end dispute arising from moon sighting.

He also said the committee will consist of members from SUPARCO, Meteorological Department and Science and Technology.

Moon not sighted in Saudi Arabia, 1st Ramazan on Monday

The Ramzan moon was not sighted in Saudi Arabia evening, hence the first of the holy month will be observed in the country.

The Saudi Supreme Court had asked the people to see the Ramazan moon for two days, but it could not be sighted till Saturday evening.

Ramzan will also begin in the UAE and other Gulf states on May 6.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee is set to meet on Sunday evening for moon sighting of Ramzanul Mubarak.

The moon sighting body will meet after Maghrib prayers at Met Office Complex in Karachi. Mufti Muneebur Rehman, chairman of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, will preside over the meeting.

Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committees will meet in Lahore, Quetta and Peshawar, while the district bodies will meet at their respective headquarters.

The weather department earlier stated that the moon of Ramazan will not likely to be sighted on the evening of May 5.


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