ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has said that the Eid moon is expected to be sighted on June 4.
While talking to media on Tuesday, he said that according to the lunar calendar, Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on June 5.
Chaudhry said that the lunar calendar has been sent to the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) while adding that he requested the council to invite Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai and Mufti Muneebur Rehman and brief them.
Chaudhry further said that Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) and Department of Meteorology participated in the making of the lunar calendar.
He also lauded Minister for Power Omar Ayub Khan and said that no issue of load shedding has surfaced during the holy month of Ramazan after a long time.
Responding to Khan’s tweet in which he had said 99.74 percent feeders across the country remain operational at Sehri, Chaudhry said, “You made tireless efforts to ensure electricity supply during Ramazan.”
In a tweet earlier, the power minister had said: “99.74% of the 8789 Feeders across Pakistan operational at Sehri. Mashallah, this is a new record! Only 22 Feeders tripped because of theft on them through kundas [illegal connections].”
“We want to give them electricity but the power thieves are depriving the honest people. Sehri & stealing? How can they?”