Fawad Chaudhry predicts Eidul Fitr date
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry claimed on Wednesday that the experts believed Eidul Fitr to fall on May 24 in accordance with their calendar.
Fawad Chaudhry, while talking to overseas journalists, criticised the clerics once again regarding the moon sighting techniques. He said that Mufti Muneebur Rehman and Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai are standing on different paths.
He censured that moon will not change its orbit over anyone’s opinion. The minister claimed that there was no practical importance of Ruet-e-Hilal Committee anymore in Pakistan.
“NASA had announced to send a mission to stay on the moon for a long period. In future, the clerics will see a challenge for how to celebrate the Eid festival on the moon.”
It is pertinent to mention here that the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) had predicted that Eidul Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramazan, will likely fall on May 25 (Monday).