Ministry of Science & Technology forms a committee to end moon sighting controversy

According to a Tweet posted by the Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Hussain Chaudhry, a committee has been constituted with an aim to end the controversy related to moon sighting in Pakistan.

“Ministry of Science and Tech Committee to resolve #moonsighting controversy constituted,” he tweeted this morning.

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As per the notification issued by the ministry, Fawad Chaudhry directed the committee to finalize the calendar to indicate the exact dates of Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr & Eid-ul-Azha, and Moharram for the next five years with 100% accuracy.

As per the notification details, the newly-established committee will be led by Dr Muhammad Tariq Masood, joint scientist adviser of the science and technology ministry.

The other members of the committee would be including, Waqar Ahmad, lecturer at the metrology department of CUI Islamabad, Nadeem Faisal, and Abu Nasan, deputy directors at the metrology department and Ghulam Murtaza of SUPARCO (Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission), Islamabad.

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