Minister of Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has been working on developing a new five-year lunar calendar which would replace the current process of moon sighting. Now the minister has finally launched the first moon sighting website of Pakistan according to which the current month of Ramadan will be of 29 days and Eid-ul-Fitr will be on June 5, 2019. The main reason for Fawad Chaudhry launching the new moon sighting website is to make the overall moon sighting process clear so that there are no ambiguities left. The new w will also cut down the expenses that the government incurs during the whole moon sighting process.
At the launching ceremony, Fawad Chaudhry said that the new moon sighting process will part ways with traditional methods that are being used for moon sighting. This will also end the controversies related to moon sighting of Islamic festivals. The minister said that the lunar calendar has been developed and it will be presented before the federal cabinet for final approval. Once the approval is granted by the federal cabinet the lunar calendar will then be implemented for the next five years where the dates for the moon will be predetermined through the calendar.
Fawad Chaudhry has been working hard to push out an Islamic Calendar using the help of science and technology and now the calendar has been officially launched. The Minister had earlier said that the government spent more than Rs. 3 million during the moon sighting for Muharram, Eid-ul-Azha, and Eid-ul-Fitr in the year 2018. The introduction of the lunar calendar will help the government to cut down these costs as well. Fawad Chaudhry has said that they are also working to develop an app through which people can sight the moon on their devices which will soon be live on Play Store.
Official website Moon-Sighting:
MoonSighting Pakistan launched….. https://t.co/1HSEzw7cMf
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) May 26, 2019