Clocks in Pakistan to go back by one hour Saturday midnight

15:06, October 31, 2009      

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It will be a 25-hour day across Pakistan on Saturday, as the clocks would be turned back by one hour at midnight to end the energy saving campaign, the official APP news agency reported.

On the other hand the people will also have an extra hour of sleep, as the clock will again show 2300 hours after reaching 0000hours. The decision to revert the clocks, on Nov. 1 at 0000 hours, was taken in the Federal Cabinet meeting.

The Pakistani government, implementing the daylight saving system, had advanced the clocks by one hour at midnight on April 1,which has helped it in conserving electricity.

However, Lahore Electric Supply Company Limited officials said the move did not help reduce load shedding because the company required around 3,500 megawatts (MW) but received only 2,500MW from the Tarbela and Mangla power stations, the Daily Times reported.

They also said the Pakistan Electric Power Company had expected to save around 300MW, but could only save 250MW daily.

Source: Xinhua
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