Azad vows evolving consensus for same day Eid celebration

ISLAMABAD:Chairman, Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad Thursday expressed his resolve to evolve consensus among all for the start of Ramadan-ul-Mubarak and celebrating Eid Al-Fitr across the country on the same day, as the date remains subject to the appearance of a new crescent moon.

Talking to media after announcing the sighting of the crescent moon of Jamadi-Us-Sani, he said the crescent sighting decision would be made in consensus with Mufti Shahabuddin Poplazai and Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain besides utilizing modern scientific techniques.

In future, the meetings of Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee would be held in Peshawar, Karachi, Quetta, Lahore and Islamabad.