The religious affairs ministry has decided to enact a new legislation regarding the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee and frame a law regarding the Hajj and Umra in order to provide legal cover to the matters related to the pilgrimage. The proposed legislation suggested that no one would be allowed to announce the moon sighting on their own and violators will be fined and punished.
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Hussain Chaudhry has predicted that Eid-ul-Azha will fall on Friday, July 31. Chaudhry said that the prediction is based upon the ministry of science’s five-year lunar calendar. The minister also noted that the Zilhajjah moon will be sighted on July 21, and will be visible over Karachi and its adjoining areas.