Eid 2020: Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meets for Shawwal moon sighting

Eid 2020: Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meets for Shawwal moon sighting

Islamabad (Web Desk): The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet today (Saturday) in Karachi to decide about the sighting of Moon of Shawwal-ul-Mukarram 1441 Hijri or otherwise.

According to details, Chairman of the Committee, Mufti Muneebur Rahman will preside over the meeting.

The meetings of Zonal and district Ruet-e-Hilal Committees in their respective areas will also be held for collecting evidences in respect of sighting or otherwise of the Moon.

It is pertinent to mention that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Sunday as the moon was not sighted on Friday.

Meanwhile, Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhary has said the moon sighting is no longer a complex issue due to the latest technology.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Saturday, he regretted that Eid and Ramazan moon sighting have always witnessed a controversy in Pakistan.

The minister said it was a commitment of the present government to end this controversy, the Radio Pakistan reported.

For this purpose a committee was formed which prepared an Islamic Calendar, he said adding that the Ruet app was also developed which gives the location of the moon.

Fawad Chaudhary said the religious festivals should promote unity instead of discord.