The federal Minister for Science and Know-how Fawad Chaudhry mentioned on Sunday that the Ruet-i-Hilal Committee would make the announcement of moon sighting for Ramazan as per the usual process, “however, the muse of our future depends upon science, know-how, and schooling, and we should make use of technological improvements for efficient resolution making.”
In a chat with the media, the minister additionally introduced that the Ramazan moon would possible be sighted on April 13, and the primary day of Ramazan might be noticed on April 14. He mentioned that his ministry was organising the primary moon observatory in Islamabad, and any particular person may go there and observe the moon. “We’re taking these measures maintaining in view the wants of the longer term.”
Moon sightings in Pakistan have all the time stirred fiery debates among the many numerous circles of society and the federal government’s factions. The incumbent authorities has launched progressive measures constructed on the most recent applied sciences for moon sighting previously.
Nonetheless, consensus on a generally agreed mechanism on this regard couldn’t be established. A number of the measures earlier launched included a moonsighting app — “The Ruet,” which shows details about the assorted phases together with the real-time data of the moon and the Islamic Hijri calendar and a website.