ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Science and Expertise Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Monday whereas inaugurating Pakistan’s first area observatory mentioned that it’s going to assist in moon sighting on Ramazan and Eid and develop a consensus on observing such occasions on the identical day throughout the nation.
“We will help the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee in sighting the moon of Ramazan and Eid via this observatory which might assist develop consensus to watch such occasions on the identical day within the nation,” he mentioned whereas talking on the basis stone laying ceremony of Islamabad Area Observatory right here on Monday at Shakarparian, Islamabad.
The minister mentioned, “it is a historic event after we are constructing an observatory in Islamabad after which extra such observatories might be inbuilt Gwadar, Karachi and Peshawar.”
The federal minister noticed that the sphere of astronomy has remained near the hearts of the Muslim scientists and Muslim kings gave an awesome place to astronomers.
For the reason that starting, man’s focus was on the solar, moon and stars and the celebrities had been used to search out the way in which within the historical time, he mentioned whereas quoting Allama Muhammad Iqbal, who mentioned, “There are worlds past the celebrities.”
The minister said that Pakistan was established as a contemporary Islamic nation and began its area programme within the 1960’s however sadly “we misplaced our vacation spot alongside the way in which.”
He pressured the necessity to discourage individuals with regressive considering, asking how can faith be avoided data, motive and logic.
The minister additionally emphasised on making Pakistan Area and Higher Environment Analysis Fee (SUPARCO) more practical group and mentioned, “SUPARCO has nonetheless room for enchancment” regardless of spending billions of rupees.
He mentioned SUPARCO has additionally deliberate to ship its first area mission to the moon in partnership with China which is a transfer in the direction of regaining previous glory.
Fawad additionally elaborated that SUPARCO have to be handed over to Ministry of Science and Expertise. He added that if SUPARCO was not handed over to Science Ministry, a civil area programme might be began.
Chairman Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Maulana Abdul Khabir and different members of the committee had been additionally current on the event moreover scientists and area know-how specialists.
Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad mentioned that this yr, Ramadan and Eid might be noticed identical day all around the nation.
He mentioned that help from Area Observatory for Ruet-e-Hilal Committee might be very helpful. Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad additionally thanked Minister for Science and Expertise for offering technical assist to Ruet-e-Hilal Committee.
Talking on the event, Chairman Pakistan Science Basis (PSF) Dr. Shahid Baig mentioned PSF has been working to advertise science and know-how and science centres have been arrange in numerous cities on this regard.
He mentioned that the PSF was additionally operating science caravans for selling consciousness of science within the new era. In regards to the Islamabad Area Observatory, he mentioned the observatory might be geared up with state-of-the-art telescopes. He mentioned the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee might be invited for moon sighting via this observatory.