The timezone PKT in Pakistan

Timezones are always computed by their difference to UTC, the "Universal Time Coordinated". In Pakistan there is only a single tonezone at UTC+5. For example, New York is currently at UTC-4 in Eastern Time, so the time difference between New York and Pakistan is 9 hours.

Pakistan has no time difference between summer and winter. A daylight saving time doesn't exist.

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Current time in all regions of Pakistan:
March 2023

Only 1 nationwide time zone

Standard time:Pakistan Standard Time (PKT)
Daylight saving time:discontinued 2009

Pakistan has an east-west extension of 13.4 degrees of longitude. Given the country's location in South Asia, this corresponds to about 1300 kilometers. With this still relatively small extension, the course of the sun is only slightly different at various positions in the country. The position of the sun in the west of the country differs from that in the east by only about 54 minutes. This means the sun rises and sets 54 minutes later in the west than in the east.

No more daylight saving time in Pakistan

Due to the sun's orbit around the equator, the days are longer in summer (June to September in the northern hemisphere). Countries that switch to daylight saving time in the summer months align the daylight phase with the human rhythm. Unused bright morning hours are thus shifted into the evening (more information on daylight saving time here).

Due to the relative proximity to the equator, the impact in Pakistan is not particularly large. Islamabad is only 3,800 km from the equator. A day in midsummer would then not last from 04:56 to 19:23, but from 05:56 to 20:23. The effect would be quite noticeable in the evening, but the sun rising later in the morning falls at a time when many people are already awake. Thus, in 2009, the decision was made to finally abandon daylight saving time in Pakistan.

Changes in Daylight Saving Times

In Pakistan Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1942 until 10/31/2009.

Pakistan: Sunrise + sunsetTimes for sunrise and sunset in PakistanTimes of sunrise and sunset for the most important cities in Pakistan and the avg. length of daylight per month
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