It has been announced by the Federal Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry that Eid in Pakistan will be celebrated on June 5th even if the Ruet-e-Hilal committee disagrees.
Fawad Ch said, “It’s the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee’s choice if they want to follow Pakistan’s first official moonsighting application or not. But Eid has been announced and will be celebrated on June 5.”
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He said that it is not his responsibility to ensure that the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee to celebrate Eid on the same day.
He said, “You can’t force anyone to celebrate Eid on a specific day. You can only guide them about what is good and right.”
He further revealed that the calendar and the application developed by his ministry were not part of the agenda.
Chaudhry explained, “Since we submitted the idea a little late and to be a part of the cabinet meeting you need 160 copies of the calendar and have to go through a distribution procedure, my calendar wasn’t part of the discussion formally.”
After launching the first official moonsighting website of Pakistan, Chaudhry announced the launch of a mobile app for moonsighting called ‘The Ruet’ that will display differed phases of and real-time information regarding the moon.
The app is available for download on the Google Play Store.