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Holy Moon Mining and Sighting Committee Chairman Mufti No Moon Sighted has decided to teach NASA the art of moon sighting without actually seeing it, and that he would help the American aeronautics and space body to locate and rehabilitee their lost and dead Curiosity Rover.
Mr No Moon Sighted announced this neither at a press conference nor through a press release. Our gut feeling is that sources close to him are saying so. NASA did not release any update on these reports.
Anyhow, the future will tell what is Mr No Moon Sighted is up to, but it is said that he would help NASA on how not to see the crescent and that how to see it on a cloudy day.
Reacting to the reports, Peshawar-based astronaut Popalzai has announced reaching NASA office two days ahead of Mr No Moon’s arrival there.
“You know how we have been beating him over the years over the issue of the moon,” he smiled.
Undeterred by the Peshawar problem, Mr No Moon said he would land at NASA office with his technology – the committee members, who are seen around him on TV screens on a night, when everybody is expecting it to be a Chaand Raat.
He also supported prime minister’s announcement of combining spiritually and science, and said he had already brought the two closer.
“If you see through my eyes, you can clearly see Qamar, I mean the moon, on the horizon of Pakistan,” he said. He did not explain further.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday at a ceremony after laying the foundation stone of a university near Sohawa town of Jhelum district the university would link science and spirituality. We consider spirituality a super science which needs research and that research will be conducted here,” Mr Khan said.
The prime minister said that 35 per cent students of the university would be given spiritual scholarships and the institution would be run on the pattern of spirituality, adding that the institution was being set up through funds raised by spirits.