Islamabad: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has announced that the first Muharram will be on September 01 and Eid-ul-Adha on August 12 as per Pakistan’s first Islamic calendar.
The minister took to Twitter and said in his tweet that this year, Eidul Azha will fall on Monday, Aug 12while the holy month of Muharram, which marks the start of the Islamic year, will begin on Sunday, Sept 1.
“Now that the argument over this Eid has ended, what are the [dates] for the next two most important Islamic days, i.e., Eidul Azha and [beginning of] Muharram: According to the Hijri calendar, Eidul Azha will fall on Monday, Aug 12 while Muharram will [start] from Sunday, Sept 1,” Chaudhry tweeted.
Fawad Chaudhry has already set the dates for next five Eid ul Fitr’s which are May 24, 2020, May 14, 2021, May 3, 2022, April 22, 2023 and April 10, 2024. Fawad Ahmed Chaudhry, also known by the name of Fawad Hussain Chaudhry, is a Pakistani politician who is the current Federal Minister for Science and Technologyy, in office since 19 April 2019. Previously, he was the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting from 20 August 2018 to 18 April 2019.