Fawad Chaudhry launches ‘Pakistan’s first official’ moon sighting website
Government Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday propelled what he named as Pakistan’s “first official” moon sighting site and a logbook appearing Islamic dates and months for the following five years dependent on logical proof.
The site, pakmoonsighting.pk, has been propelled by Chaudhry’s service “to stop the moon sighting discussion” that raises its head in the nation consistently preceding religious celebrations.
Named Moon Sighting Pakistan, the site highlights segments, for example, a month to month Hijri (Islamic) schedule for the following five years, an everyday lunar logbook against dates from the Gregorian timetable, and the dates on which the primary day of each lunar month will fall.
Additionally accessible are the experimentally decided dates for all major Islamic celebrations/days for the continuous and one years from now. Peruses can get to year-wise information about the New Crescent Moon, month to month moon perceptibility maps and month to month moon facilitates in significant urban communities on the site too.
Chaudhry had not long ago reported that the lunar date-book being set up by a logical panel shaped by the legislature and appearing definite dates of significant Islamic events — Ramadan, Eidul Fitr, Eidul Azha, Muharram — would be concluded by the fifteenth of Ramadan.
He had said that a cell phone application was additionally under readiness by the logical board of trustees after which individuals would likewise have the option to locate moon on their cell phones.
On May 3, the pastor had framed a board of trustees of five specialists from the service of science and innovation, Meteorological Department and the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco) to decide moon sighting for key Islamic dates and months deductively, putting a conclusion to the act of searching for it physically through telescopes.
The National Assembly was educated as of late that a measure of Rs3.06 million was spent a year ago on the locating of the sickle for Muharram, Ramazan, Eidul Fitr and Eidul Azha.