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Pakistan launches moon sighting website, says Eid-Al-Fitr to be celebrated on June 5

Pakistan  launches moon sighting website, says Eid-Al-Fitr to be celebrated on June 5
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Islamabad: Pakistan has launched a lunar calendar and the country’s first moon-sighting website.

Eid Al Fitr in Pakistan will be celebrated on June 5, according to the country’s first moon sighting website and Hijri Calendar .

Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Sunday launched Pakistan’s first official moon-sighting website and lunar calendar.

A per lunar calendar, Eid Al Fitr would be celebrated on June 5, 2019, and Eid Al Adha on August 12 this year.

According to the five-year lunar calender, this year’s Eid will be on June 5. The next four Eids would be on May 24, 2020, May 3, 2021, April 22, 2022 and April 10, 2023.
Ch Fawad said that the calendar would not diminish the role of religious scholars, adding that the latest technology should be used for important issues like moon-sighting.

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