According to his ministry, the Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said that Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated tomorrow on May 24th, as the new moon has been born.
Fawad Chaudhry while addressing a press conference said that religious festivals should cause unity. However, the Ruet-e-Hilal committee has always lead to controversies. He said due to the advancements in science, moon sighting in no more a problem anywhere around the globe.
As per the federal minister, the moon takes a bit more than 29 days to complete its cycle around the earth and it is illuminated via sunlight. Between the setting of the sun and the rising of the moon there should be 38 minutes difference. Its height should bee6.5 degrees. 9 degrees should be the minimum angle to view the moon.
Furthermore, he said that the Shawaal moon was born at 10:39 pm on the night of May 22.
Fawad Chaudhry earlier also demanded that the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee must be abolished as there is no need for such a committee in this era.
However, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet today in Karachi and decide whether Eid in Pakistan will be on Sunday May 24, or on Monday May 25th.