New lunar calendar challenged in PHC

PESHAWAR: A petition difficult a newly launched lunar calendar was filed within the Peshwar Excessive Court docket (PHC) on Monday.

The petition states that Minister for Science and Know-how Fawad Chaudhry introduced this 12 months’s date for Eidul Azha which is anticipated to fall on August 12.

As per Quranic teachings, it’s essential to sight the moon with bare eyes to find out date for the graduation of the Islamic month of Zil Hajj, the petition says and requests the courtroom to restrain the ministry from publicizing the calendar in query.

Earlier this month, Fawad Chaudhry had tweeted that Eidul Azha will fall on August 12 (Monday) whereas the primary month of the Islamic calender, Muharram, will start on September 1 (Sunday).

“In line with the Hijri calendar, Eidul Azha will fall on Monday, August 12 whereas Muharram will start on Sunday,” he tweeted.

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