Federal Govt to Restructure Ruet-e-Hilal Committee
Federal Government has decided to restructure Ruet-e Hilal Committee (RHC). As per the new draft, the current chairman and members of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee would be changed and a new chairman and the members would be appointed.
Reportedly, the Ministry of Religious Affairs has submitted its draft with all the recommendations and amendments.
The Ruet-e-Hilal Committee was set up in 1974 under a resolution passed by the National Assembly of Pakistan, and no rules and regulations for the functioning of the committee have been drafted to date.
Earlier, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry had demanded the abolition of the Country's moon sighting body and use scientific techniques for the moon sighting.
Chaudhry, while talking to overseas journalists had criticized the clerics once again regarding the moon sighting techniques.