Ramadan moon to be sighted on 24th April

By Uzma Zafar

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday said that the Ramadan moon would be sighted country-wide on 24 April, media reported.
“The moon of Ramadan will be sighted in Pakistan on the evening of April 24, 2020, and the holy month is expected to begin from April 25, 2020,” said the minister in a message posted on his Twitter feed.
He said that a briefing would be given to the parliamentary committee on religious affairs on March 5 on the matter. “The Eid and other Islamic festivals should become a reason of joy and happiness rather than of divisions,” he said. Last year in May, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry launched a website based on a moon-sighting calendar. The technology could easily locate the position of the moon without any hassle, the science minister said. Talking on the features of the moon-sighting website, Fawad Chaudhry said it provides all relevant information.
The people in Pakistan and all Muslims across the world could get help from this website, he added. The Ministry of Science and Technology had announced to prepare Lunar Calendar for five years with details from the Year 2019 to 2024. Federal Minister of Science Fawad Chaudhry announced earlier said that the lunar calendar prepared by a committee of experts has been forwarded to the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII). The calendar will be sent to the federal cabinet after the endorsement of the CII, he said.