Committee of experts formed to put an end to moon sighting controversies: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: (DNA) –  The government has set up a new committee that  would  determine  moon sighting for key Islamic dates  and months , said Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry  on Sunday.The minister said in a Tweet that the five-member committee will comprise  of science and technology experts from SUPARCO  (Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission) and MET Office.

The minister said the panel would issue calendars for the next ten years of moon sighting for key Islamic months and dates including Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Azha and Muharram.

He said the committee would put an end to the controversies that emerge every year.