Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry speaks to the media. Photo: File

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Monday stated the  Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco) needs to be handed back to the Ministry of Science and Technology. 

He was talking on the groundbreaking ceremony of an area observatory in Islamabad on Monday. Ruet-e-Hilal Committee chairperson Maulana Abdul Khabeer Azad was additionally current.

“We have laid the foundation of something great here,” stated Maulana Azad, talking concerning the area observatory. “The Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will derive a lot of technical support with the help of this space observatory.”

He stated Chaudhry had promised the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee full technical help for sighting the moon. The committee’s chairperson stated efforts had been underway to guarantee the whole nation celebrates the primary of Ramadan and Eid on the identical day.

He urged individuals to play their half in guaranteeing Pakistan is remodeled into the State of Madina, in keeping with the imaginative and prescient of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Civil area programme

Speaking on the ceremony, Chaudhry stated his ministry will arrange area observatories in Lahore, Karachi and Peshawar as properly. “Astronomy is a subject that many Muslim scientists hold close to their heart,” he stated.

He cited a well-known verse from iconic poet Allama Iqbal, saying: “Sitaron se aagay jahaan aur bhi hain, abhi ishq ke imtihaan aur bhi hain”.

The minister stated Pakistan was the second nation after the USSR to ship its rocket into area, including that Pakistan began its area mission in 1960.

Speaking concerning the fashionable period, Chaudhry stated the dispute was now not whether or not one noticed the moon or not. “The problem nowadays is, how will those mark Ramadan who are living on the moon?” he requested, including that the world is heading in direction of colonising the moon.

Maulana Azad says he’ll guarantee Eid and Ramazan noticed on similar dates countrywide

This shouldn’t be the primary time Maulana Azad has voiced the will to guarantee the entire nation marks the primary of Ramadan and Eid on the identical dates.

In January, he had stated his committee will attempt its greatest to “ensure that the country’s entire Muslim population will observe Ramadan fasts and celebrate Eid on the same days.”

Azad had additionally held a gathering with provincial Auqaf (belief) minister Saeedul Hasan Shah and had stated that he would carry an enchancment within the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee’s working, including that he’ll make selections with “all schools of thought on board.”