ISLAMABAD : Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Monday announced that Eid-ul-Adha will be celebrated on July 31 in Pakistan. The minister announced this in a tweet from his Twitter handle, here Monday. Zilhaj moon can be sighted in Karachi and it’s peripheral areas on July 21, the minister further said in tweet. “We should set aside our sects and use science,” he said. “We gave the dates [of Islamic events of 2020] in our 2019 calendar,” he said. Chaudhry was of the opinion that the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee needs to adopt technology and its scholars need to “wield themselves” in accordance with the requirements of today. It may be noted that on May 23, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry had predicted that Eid-ul-Fitr would be celebrated in Pakistan on Sunday (May 24) like the other Muslim countries. The prediction of the minister proved right as the RUET committee chairman Mufti Muneeb on Saturday (May 23) had announced to celebrate Eid on May 24.
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