Religious ministry sounds moon sighting meeting on June 4, Tuesday.
Minister of Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said that as per the lunar calendar organized by his ministry, Eid is estimated to be held on June 5.
Having dialogue to the media on Monday evening, Chaudhry said that the calendar has been completed and “will be sent to the Council of Islamic Ideology on Tuesday [today]”.
According to the minister, the calendar has been prepared through collaboration between Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco), experts on space and weather experts.
He said that members of the CII as well as the moon sighting committee have been wished to view the calendar “so that they appreciate the extensive working that was done to accumulate it”.
A letter from the ministry to the CII, confirmed that the lunar calendar had been directed to the council to analyze. “You are requested to accord your opinion in Islamic perspectives,” dated May 21. “If some clarification is required, a meeting of religious scholars and scientists may be convened, preferably within 5 days.”
Meanwhile, a notification from the Ministry of Religious Affairs was distributed, calling a meeting of the Central Ruiat-i-Hilal Committee on June 4 for the sighting of the Shawwal moon.