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Committee of experts formed to put an end to moon sighting controversies: Fawad

Committee of experts would issue calendar for the next ten years of moon-sighting for key Islamic months and dates including Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Azha and Muharram.

By Web Desk
May 05, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The government has set up a new committee that  would  determine  moon sighting for key Islamic dates  and months , said Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry  on Sunday.

The minister said in a Tweet that the five-member committee will comprise  of science and technology experts from SUPARCO  (Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission) and MET Office.

Also read:  Ruet-e-Hilal Committee

The minister said the panel would issue calendars for the next ten years of moon sighting for key Islamic months and dates including Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Azha and Muharram.

He said the committee would put an end to the controversies that emerge every year.