Pakistan science and technology minister Fawad Chaudhry announces Eid ul Fitr 2020 across Pakistan

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Pakistan science and technology minister Fawad Chaudhry announces Eid ul Fitr 2020 across Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan science and technology minister Fawad Chaudhry announces Eid ul Fitr 2020 across Pakistan.

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday said Eidul Fitr will be celebrated in the country tomorrow (Sunday), according to calculations made by his ministry.

Addressing a news briefing in Islamabad, he said his ministry wanted to end the conflict over moon-sighting by relying on technology, adding that he rejected notions that technology should not be involved in moon-sighting.

"Islam is a religion of knowledge and intellect. Whoever says technology should not be involved in moon-sighting, we reject their perspective. When you wear glasses, this is also technology. How can you say if I see with glasses, it is *halal* but if I see through telescope, it is *haram*?" he questioned.

"[The government] is always trying to accommodate different religious groups which has resulted in empowering sectarian groups. We see that our state accommodates religious groups during the Eid conflict every year even though we should pay heed to the Constitution, law and human intelligence in some matters.