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Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) is the time zone for Pakistanmarker. It is 5 hours ahead of GMT.GMT/UTC (UTC+5).

Standard Time Zones of the World as of 2005.
(Some time zones have changed since then)

Daylight saving time

In 2009, the clocks across the country were advanced by one hour on April 15, 2009. A statement by the Ministry of Interior said the Pakistan Standard Time (PST) was advanced by one hour to make full use of daylight. It said the clocks would be reversed again by an hour on October 31, 2009

Last year, the government had turned the clocks ahead on June 1 to avail an extra hour of daylight for conserving energy to contain the power shortfall.

In 2002, the government cabinet decided that "in order to make maximum use of daylight and to save energy", they would adopt the daylight saving time (DST) system. This required the country to advance the time by one hour on the night between the first Saturday and Sunday of April, and revert to the original position on the first Sunday in October of 2002 at 00:00.

The Government of Pakistan decided to use DST again from June 1 2008 to October 31, 2008. DST was originally meant to end on August 31 2008 but the end date was changed by the Government to be October 31, 2008.


  1. Time zone and daylight saving time for Pakistan - Islamabad between 2000 and 2009
  2. Source
  3. Associated Press Of Pakistan ( Pakistan's Premier NEWS Agency ) - Clocks advanced by an hour

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