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    Moon Sighting In Pakistan 2015 Matches

  • Ending the moon-sighting controversy through science

    This article was originally published on June 17, 2015...

    As Pakistanis prepare for the holy month, filling their refrigerators with Seher and Iftar essentials, and go lengths to ensure that their Eid dresses are ready on time, they are all fixated on one question:“Yaar, chaand kab hai?” (When will the moon be sighted?)Thanks to the ill-informed reporting of our media and the myth-believing nature of Pakistanis, we grow up blaming the...

  • JI for solution to moon-sighting issue

    Speaking at an Iftar dinner in the city on Sunday, he stressed that the federal and provincial governments should resolve the issue of moon-sighting on a permanent basis with the consultation of religious scholars...

  • Govt asked to frame laws, rules for moon-sighting committee

    Mr Rabbani issued the ruling following an admission by the Minister of State for Religious Affairs, Pir Aminul Hasnat, that the body tasked with deciding sighting of moon or otherwise at the start of every Islamic month had been functioning without any rules and regulations...

    The PPP senator said the nation saw controversy every year at least on two or three occasions on the issue of sighting of moon and observing two or three Eids...

  • Moon-sighting software

    The religious scholars on this committee were busy collecting information and using telescopes to sight the Zil Hajj moon...

    The horizontal line on the horizon was marked and the moon could be clearly seen above the line almost touching it...

  • Senate directs federal government to make legislation for moon sighting

    ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani on Tuesday directed the federal government to make legislation for moon sighting in order to resolve the issue of dual start of Ramazan and celebration of Eid in the country...

    “There should be a specific law to deal with the issue of moon sighting so that conflict can be eliminated forever through a legal cover,” the chairman senate said...

  • Govt sends new bill on moon sighting for cabinet approval

    The Ministry of Religious Affairs has forwarded to the federal cabinet the draft of a new bill governing the moon sighting ceremony that marks the start of a new month in the lunar Hijri calendar, Dawn learnt on Tuesday...

    The Ruet-i-Hilal Bill 2017 seeks the reconstitution of the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee and suggests a one-year imprisonment, a Rs200,000 fine or both for anyone who announces the sighting of the new moon before...

  • Central moon-sighting panel held responsible for Eid controversy

    PESHAWAR: The central Ruet-i-Hilal committee disregarding the screening of moon-sighting testimonies from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa triggered split in the country over observance of Eidul Fitr, according to senior members of the zonal Ruet committee...

    They said that moon-sighting controversy surfaced every year at the start and culmination of the holy month of Ramazan since decades due to central Ruet-e-Hilal committee...

  • Calendar to end moon-sighting row to be ready by 15th Ramazan: Fawad

    KARACHI: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has announced that the lunar calendar, being prepared by a scientific committee formed by the government to end the moon-sighting controversy, would be ready by 15th of Ramazan...

    Mr Chaudhry, who angered many Islamic scholars by criticising their moon-sighting procedure, claimed that not a single “qualified cleric voiced [concern] against me for setting up of the...

  • Moon-sighting not possible today: minister

    ISLAMABAD: Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of sighting the moon in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on April 23, saying it will not be possible to spot the moon during sunset with telescopes...

    He confirmed this based on a computer-generated image showing exact position of the moon...

  • Ruet-i-Hilal Committee to meet today for Ramazan moon-sighting

    The Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee will meet today (Thursday) in Karachi for the Ramazan moon-sighting, according to the spokesperson for the ministry of religious affairs...

    A day earlier, Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry had ruled out the possibility of sighting the moon in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday, saying it will not be possible to spot the moon during sunset with telescopes...

  • Supermoon sighting this Monday

    LAHORE: Pakistanis are in for a rare treat on Monday (Nov 14), a supermoon sighting, the meteorological department said on Friday...

    52pm, the moon will appear 14 per cent bigger and 30pc brighter than a normal full moon...

  • Sighting land

    Two weeks ago, I wrote a piece about the special economic zones planned under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor in which I drew attention to a news item that had come and gone largely unnoticed in which officials of the Planning Commission were quoted telling the Senate Committee on Planning and Development that “only Chinese investors will be allowed to invest in these SEZs”...

    They “condemned such distorted stories, appeared to...

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