Science Minister Fawad Chaudhry announces Eid tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has said that according to the Ministry of Science and Technology, Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in Pakistan tomorrow.

In a press conference in Islamabad, Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said that there is always a controversy over the moon on the occasion of religious festivals, but now the problem of seeing the moon has been solved with scientific progress, making religious festivals a cause of unity instead of controversy. Yes, the Ruwit-e-Hilal Committee was formed in 1974. It was hoped that the issue would be resolved but the Ruwit-e-Hilal Committee has always been a victim of controversy.

Fawad Chaudhry said that it takes a little more than 29 days for the moon to complete its orbit around the earth, the moon is not visible in sunlight while the height of the moon should be 6.5 degrees, there should be a difference of 38 minutes between sunset and moonrise. The minimum angle of view of the moon should be 9 degrees, while the moon of Shawwal has been born at 10:39 pm on the night of May 22.

The Minister for Science and Technology said that the moon will be clearly visible through binoculars after sunset today. The moon can be seen in Sanghar, Badin, Thatta, Giwani and Pasni from 7:36 am to 8:14 am while in Sanghar, In Badin, Thatta, Giwani and Pasni, the age of the moon will be 20 hours. According to the Ministry of Science and Technology Pakistan, Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in Pakistan tomorrow, while the moon is not likely to be seen in Peshawar even today.

Fawad Chaudhry said that we have sent the suggestions to the Prime Minister’s Office, whatever the Prime Minister decides, we will follow. He said that it is permissible to see the moon through spectacles and not through binoculars but spectacles are also technology.

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Pakistan's youngest blogger and the CEO of He is currently the student of BS Environmental Sciences at University of the Punjab, Lahore. He is also working as a senior advisor to, Mukaalma, and Pylon TV.

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