The Ministry of Science and Technology and the newly appointed chairman of the central Ruet-e-Hilal committee have announced to end the moon sighting controversy and work together to gather scientific evidence to reach final decision regarding sighting of a moon.
The chairman of the central Ruet-e-Hilal committee, Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad said, “We will welcome any scientific data, help and evidence to sight the new moon as we want to end the controversy forever.”
“Moreover, to celebrate the important and religious events we should be united and through our decisions people will unite,” Azad further added.
However, the announcement will always be according to the sharia rules, he maintained.
According to Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, the Ministry for Science and Technology had started to set up five observatories with modern telescopes and camera to acquire data and images along with the usage of other equipment.
The facility of observatories will be set up in Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar and Pasini, a city of Balochistan.