Fawad sees no wisdom in spending Rs4m on moon sighting


ISLAMABAD:  Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Monday said that it is not wise to spend 3.6 to 4 million rupees to sight Ramzan and Eid moon.

Fawad maintained that the religious scholars are respectable but they should not charge money to sight the moon as this work is done voluntarily around the world.

The federal minister said he has just expressed his views regarding the formation of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, and it is not necessary for others to agree with him.

He proposed that science and technology should be used to sight moon, and claimed that unnecessary expenditures and controversies will be averted once a 10-year lunar calendar is created.

The educated religious scholars are also supporting my proposal, Fawad concluded.