Federal Science Minister Fawad Chaudhry says the Zilhaj moon will be sighted on July 21 in Pakistan and Eidul Azha will fall on July 31.
He said people could use his ministry’s The Ruet application to track the moon’s location. The minister made the announcement in a Twitter post on Monday.
“We should set aside our sects and use science,” he said. “We gave the dates [of Islamic events of 2020] in our 2019 calendar.”
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.