Pakistan Standard Time

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Pakistan Standard Time in relation to bordering nations.

Pakistan Standard Time (Urdu: پاکستان معیاری وقت‎, abbreviated as PST or sometimes PKT) is UTC+05:00 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. The time zone is in use during standard time in Asia.

History

UTC+05 2010: Blue (December), Orange (June), Yellow (all year round), Light Blue - Sea areas

Pakistan had been following UTC+05:30 since 1907 (during the British Raj) and continued using it after independence in 1947. On 15 September 1951, following the findings of mathematician Mahmood Anwar, two time zones were introduced. Karachi Time (KART) was introduced in West Pakistan by adjusting 30 minutes off UTC+05:30 to UTC+05:00, while Dacca Time (DACT) was introduced in East Pakistan by adding 30 minutes on UTC+05:30 to UTC+06:00. The changes were made effective on 1 October 1951.[1] PKT is measured in Shakargarh, near the village of Inayat Pur. In 1971, Karachi Time was renamed to Pakistan Standard Time.

Daylight saving time

Daylight saving time is no longer observed in Pakistan.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ http://pakistanspace.tripod.com/chronicle/1951.htm
  2. ^ Gap analysis on Energy Efficiency institutional arrangements in Pakistan, Asif Masood, pp.44, 2010, UN ESCAP (Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific), United Nations, "…In 2002, Pakistan introduced Daylight Savings Time [sic] (DST)…met with public controversy and resistance was discontinued the same year. During the energy crisis of 2007–2008, the Government once again announced DST during summer season. It was implemented for almost two years before it was discontinued in 2010 because of the same public controversy and resistance…"
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