Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has said that according to his ministry. Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated tomorrow (May 24) as the new moon has been born.
Addressing a press conference, Fawad Chaudhry said that religious festivals should be the cause of unity. Still, meetings of the Ruet-e-Hilal committee have always been a source of controversy. He said that all around the world, moon sighting is no longer a problem because of advancements in science.
The federal minister said that the moon takes a little more than 29 days to complete. Its cycle around the earth and it is illuminated through sunlight. There should be a difference of 38 minutes between the setting of the sun. And the moon\’s rising height, and its height should be 6.5 degrees. The minimum angle to view the moon should be nine degrees.
He also said that the Shawaal moon was born at 10:39 pm on the night of May 22.
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Earlier, Fawad Chaudhry demanded the abolition of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee. And said that there is no need for such a committee in this modern era.
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On the other hand, The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet today in Karachi to decide about. The sighting of Moon of Shawwal-ul-Mukarram 1441 Hijri or otherwise.
Chairman of the Committee, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rahman, will chair the meeting.
The meetings of Zonal and District Ruet-e-Hilal Committees in their respective areas will held for collecting evidence in respect of sighting or otherwise of the Moon.