Daylight saving time ends this weekend in Pakistan. Late in August 2008, it was announced that Pakistan's daylight saving time (DST) would be extended to midnight between October 31 and November 1, 2008.
In May of 2008, Pakistan introduced the observance of DST for this year for the first time since 2002. Pakistan will use daylight saving time to save energy as it faces a power crisis. The clocks would move one hour ahead (to UTC+6) at midnight between Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1, in 2008. The DST end date was later in the year changed to October 31.
Daylight saving time is used to save energy by extending daylight, therefore reducing the need to use artificial lighting, air-conditioning and other electrical appliances. In recent times, electricity supplies to homes, businesses and factories across Pakistan were cut for several hours a day.
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