ISLAMABAD: Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has said the next major challenge after Hijri calendar before us is to replace credit and debit cards by mobile phone payment.
He said in a statement issued on twitter “It is necessary for payments to be made easy for technological advancement. Inshallah in the next few months you will be able to make all your payments through your mobile from your bus ticket to purchasing a new car,”
Fawad Chaudhry had announced to launch lunar calendar to ease moonsighting during Ramadan and other Islamic months. He launched the first moon sighting website on Sunday.
He said that five years Hijri calendar has been sent to the Islamic Ideology Council for approval
He had to face strong criticism for giving statements about launching Hijri calendar and Ruet-t-Hilal Committee in the country.