Thursday, June 05, 2008

Daylight Savings In Pakistan

Really quick before I go to bed. This post on Karachi Metroblogs had me giggling like an eight year-old girl:
It appears that this confusion is going to remain for a good while as some people are just not willing to comply with the DST application. I spent an hour yesterday convincing my grand mother to set her clocks forward but she has refused to do so as according to her, there is only one time not two times.
Contributors/readers in Pakistan: how's the DST thing working out so far? Are people slowly but surely getting around to it? Completely ignoring it? Is it having an effect on electricity supply?

3 comments:

bubs said...

DST in Pakistan is pretty pointless. We have 14-15 hours of daylight anyway, so moving the clock ahead by one hour doesn't really achieve anything. As for anything affecting the electricity supply in Karachi: hahahhahahahahaah.

naqiya said...

i;m not in karachi, but according to my mom who is there: lazy people are just using this as an excuse to open stores even later than before. not surprising really if you have ever had to deal with darzees etc. AKS knows all about it. he bemoans the laziness of khehkashan market embroidery walas often. poor poor AKS

goc said...

Im not in karachi, but according to my father life is doubly complicated. Apparently there are two times in Pakistan now. Purana time and Naya time and god help you if you fail to specify which time you are referring to. Given our complicated relation to time(liness) in the first place, I can only imagine how much fun this must be ...