Federal Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry says the Eid moon will be visible in Pakistan tonight (Saturday night), making Sunday Eid. The Ruet-e-Hilal Committee is set to meet today to sight the moon but it is expected that they will declare Eid on Monday. Chaudhry addressed a press conference on Saturday where he said the State was trying to accommodate religious groups when it shouldn’t be.
Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday called for the merger of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) into a single agency. Chaudhry also called for talks between the opposition and the government to ensure that such an agency could be formed. Currently, the two bodies are independent but their jurisdictions and operations overlap in some areas.
Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry has said that driverless cars will be rolled out on public roads in Pakistan in next few years. The minister stated that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government plans to introduce technology in every field and will ensure all road users understand these latest technologies. Self-driving cars could reduce road deaths in the country by 90%, he assured.
The ministry of Science and Technology has said the “incident” between federal minister Fawad Chaudhry and journalist Sami Ibrahim should not be treated as a “clash between two institutions but as a conflict between two individuals”. A day ago, Ibrahim had filed a complaint against Chaudhry for slapping him, and accused him of using threatening language.