DST: Spring Forward – Fall Back

Spring AheadAt the stroke of midnight, Pakistan was abuzz with the news to adjust their watches one hour ahead to comply with the new regulations of Day Light Savings. This was not entirely a new concept for the people of Pakistan who may recall a few years back when government had fumbled their last attempt to implement the DST, the experiment quickly fell flat on its face and was abandoned within a few days.

Today at the stroke of midnight there was a short announcement on almost all media outlets, but even then I heard some confusion, as to which way the clocks must be adjusted, so for those who might still find it difficult to remember the system, learn a simple cheat code Spring Forward – Fall Back. In April which is around the spring season you adjust your clocks one hour forward, while in October which is the fall season you adjust your clocks one hour backward. Hence Spring Forward & Fall Back

Do yourself and your family a favor, take round of your entire house and tweak all the clocks that you see, cell phones and also adjusting computer clocks, in the process ask others to also comply taking special care to assist any household help to comply with the new regulations, lets help conserve energy, its a start

To read more on the advantages & disadvantages of DST- check out the clouds / nodes explanation on Daylight Savings Time, or read up more on the Wikipedia article

3 Comments so far

  1. wildanjel on June 1st, 2008 @ 6:40 am

    I am enjoying day light saving system in UK as this is my first year here. We are in BST which is +1 GMT. We are having sunset after 10 and sunrise @ around 4:30 in Glasgow due to this. But they save a lot of power here by this system. I hope Pakistanis back home will also enjoy this system, though I am not sure whether it is of any use for Pakistan. And hope people will change the clock this time as some people had not changed their clocks last time.

  2. Raza (raza) on June 1st, 2008 @ 10:29 am

    Just sprung forward! Here’s hoping it may do some good.

  3. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on June 1st, 2008 @ 12:48 pm

    Farigh Pakistanis got a new Tafreeh for 2 months. will keep giving statements,logics and fatwas on that.

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