Fawad Chaudhary, Minister for Science and Technology on Monday, reaffirmed government’s readiness in developing a moon-sighting mobile app to help Pakistanis keep track of dates related to the lunar calendar. In a press conference, he revealed that the mobile application will soon be ready for the citizens.

The Ministry of Science and Technology has recently launched a moon-sighting website and Hijri calendar to bid farewell to the old ways of recognizing a lunar month. The calendar was made with the collaboration of a number of departments and was later sent to Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) before presenting it in the cabinet meeting for approval.

The moon-sighting mobile app will be providing similar information as the website which will be valid for the coming five years. This project will not just help the Muslims residing in Pakistan but across the world, as they will be able to predict the lunar dates in their respective region.

Fawad Chaudhary has been propagating the use of modern technologies to solve the major as well as minor problems in Pakistan. Apart from the creation of the Hijri calendar and the moon-sighting mobile app, he has also announced to hold science conferences and establish 1500 science schools in every province.

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