The Scientific committee formed by the Ministry for Science and Technology has announced that they have prepared a lunar calendar for the next five years.
The committee, formed by the Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry was to finalise a lunar calendar, having the exact dates of the important events in Pakistan, by the 15th of Ramadan to finish the moon-sighting disagreements. The minister has also said that according to the lunar calendar prepared by the committee, Eid-ul-Fitr is expected to fall on June 5, as reported by Geo.
Fawad Chaudhry has also invited the Council of Islamic Ideological (CII) to give their recommendations and asked for their help in publishing the calendar in Ramadan. The minister, in a tweet, also shared that he has invited both Mufti Muhammad Muneeb-ur-Rehman and Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai to see how moon cycle works and how easy science has made moon-sighting.
Pakistan Army on Monday lauded the citizens and security forces of Karachi after the mega city’s ranking improved from 6th to 70th in the World Crime Index Comparison.
“Karachi at one point in time (2014) was 6th in World Crime Index. Alhamdulillah, today it’s at 70th with many first world cities behind,” Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General (DG) Major General Asif Ghafoor tweeted.
The military spokesperson credited the improvement “to the team of civil administration and security forces and the citizens of Karachi”.
The list also compares crime rate in various cities around the world like New Delhi, Houston, Dhaka and Sao Paulo ahead of Karachi in terms of crime ranking.
According to a report by Sindh Rangers, since the beginning of the Karachi operation in September 2013, the law and order situation in the port city has improved considerably.
The incidents of target killings have witnessed a steep decline, while thousands of rounds of ammunition and weapons have also been seized by law enforcement agencies.