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Do away with the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee
When and where a moon will be sighted or not, is entirely an issue of its orbit, trajectory, mass and velocity. This is a subject of astronomy and physics and not of religions or clerics. Pakistan’s Ministry of Science and Technology has already issued a calendar that states exact dates for Eids and Ramzans for next five years. This information is now available to any grade 3 child on https://pakmoonsighting.pk/
So why does every now and then, the Government of Pakistan conduct a stage show, where clerics, peeping through massive telescopes are made to pretend as if they are actually seeing something at the other end. The event widely covered by media is a huge embarrassment for every sane Pakistani and certainly for those clerics who still carry a conscience.
Why must Pakistani citizens be fed and fooled with fairy tales, staged sightings and unreasonable telescopic antics. Pakistan must learn to make its decisions on the basis of knowledge and science and certainly not for appeasing a few obscurantists. Could we request the government of Pakistan to disband the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee as a first essential step towards becoming a modern progressive and rational state.