The government on Wednesday eliminated Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman and delegated Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad as the new Ruet-e-Hilal Committee chairman.
According to a notice from the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, the recently established board of trustees will comprise of 19 individuals, including the chairman.
Dr Raghib Hussain Naeemi, Allama Muhammad Hussain Akbar, Moulana Fazal-ur-Rahim, Dr Yaseen Zafar, Mufti Muhammad Iqbal Chishti, Dr Mufti Ali Asghar, Mufti Faisal Ahmed, Syed Ali Karar Naqvi, and Mufti Yousaf Kashmiri have been selected as individuals from the committee.
Moreover, Hafiz Abdul Ghafoor, Mufti Fazal-e-Jamil Rizvi, Mufti Qari Mirullah, Sahibzada Syed Habibullah Chishti, and Mufti Zameer Sajid have additionally been named as the panel’s members.
The council will likewise incorporate agents from SUPARCO, the Meteorological Department, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Religious Affairs.