Government Disbanded Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Was a Fake News Buster

Ruet-e-Hilal Committee would keep on operating as it wasdoing earlier.

Few days ago we reported our readers that the PTI government has decided to disband the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee all across the country and from now the moon sighting committee in the country will be done by the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).

But this is turned out to be a fake news buster as the governmentministry official had denied that the government had made no such decisionregarding disbanding of the committee.

The news went viral on social media and many local news providers have reported that the PTI government is reportedly has decide to disband the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee at all levels across the country and now the moon sighting charge will be done by the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).

Now the official of the ministry has revealed that nosuch decision was made by the government and the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee isworking same as it was earlier.

The spokesperson said,

“The government had not decided to disband the committee; it` rather instructed it to collaborate closely with Pakistan Meteorological Department.”

He added,

“Abolishing the committee will need legislation through Parliament.”

The Ruet-e-Hilal Committee is responsible of the moonsighting across Pakistan from the past many years under the leadership of MuftiMuneeb-ur-Rehman. It was first created in 1974 under aresolution passed by the Zulfikar Ali Bhutto-led government in the NationalAssembly.


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