Eidul Fitr to be observed tomorrow, says Fawad
While addressing media in Islamabad on Saturday, Fawad said that the birth of moon occurred yesterday around 10:39 pm.
“Controversial issues arise every year on the occasion of moon sighting ceremony. I want to say that state transcends sectarianism and is governed by constitution and law. A state does not function according to groups. The situation here is that all sectarian groups have become powerful they demand their share,” he stated.
He added that Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai and Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman announce their own dates of moon.
“Seeing moon is an issue in Pakistan when it is no longer a problem in rest of the world,” he added.
Science and Technology Minister said that space agencies were saying they would stay on the moon longer next time.
“Many people will be able to celebrate Eid on moon. Now the next controversy will be how people on the moon will be celebrate to celebrate Eid. Our religion urges us to move towards science. Those who say that it has nothing to do with science are entirely wrong,” he said.
Fawad said that he made a committee in which people from space technology were also included.
“According to the committee, the birth of moon occurred on May 22 at 10:39 pm. You will be able to spot moon today through telescope in Sindh’s Badin, Thattha and Sanghar. The moon will be twenty hours old at sunset today. All Islamic countries are also celebrating Eid tomorrow,” he added.
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) May 23, 2020