Published On: Thu, May 9th, 2019
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Five-year Islamic calendar to be ready by 15th of Ramadan: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhary Fawad Hussain has said a five-year Islamic calendar will be ready by 15th of Ramadan to determine holy days falling in an Islamic year.

Talking to media in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said the calendar will help determining various festivals of Islamic year to avoid duplicity in observing Eid, Ramadan, and other holy days.

The Minister said the proposed calendar will be presented before the federal cabinet for further decision.

Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said his ministry has three universities that will be tasked to prepare curriculum for science students of schools and colleges.

Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said that university of emerging sciences will be setup with Chinese help at Prime Minister House Islamabad.

He said that Media University will now be established as a department at National University of Technology (NUTECH).

He said Pakistan is also endeavoring to conquer the space and first astronaut will be launched by 2022.

The Minister announced to observe August as the month of Science and Technology.

He said an international science conference will also be arranged on 31st of August this year, where scientists of repute will be invited to participate.

He said his ministry is going to solarize the building of Prime Minister Secretariat and 30 towns will be selected for the provision of clean drinking water. He said 16 towns will be selected for generating energy from waste.

Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said Pakistan Hilal Authority has become functional, which will help increase Pakistan’s exports.


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