Pakistan Standard Time

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Pakistan Time is the time zone for Pakistan
Pakistan
Pakistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a sovereign state in South Asia. It has a coastline along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast. In the north, Tajikistan...

. It is 5 hours ahead of GMT/UTC (UTC+05:00).
The only tz database zone is Asia/Karachi
Asia/Karachi
Asia/Karachi is a time zone identifier from the zone file of the tz database. The data is as follows: The reference point is Karachi....

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History


The current Pakistan time (PKT) was set up at midnight between 29 September and 30 1951. Before this, PKT used to be according to British ruled Calcutta local time as Indian standard time
Indian Standard Time
Indian Standard Time is the time observed throughout India and Sri Lanka, with a time offset of UTC+05:30. India does not observe daylight saving time or other seasonal adjustments, although DST was used briefly during the Sino–Indian War of 1962 and the Indo–Pakistani Wars of 1965 and 1971...

 (IST) which came into use on 1 January 1906, and was also applied to Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is a country off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent. Known until 1972 as Ceylon , Sri Lanka is an island surrounded by the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait, and lies in the vicinity of India and the...

 (then Ceylon) till partition of subcontinent
Subcontinent
A subcontinent is a large, relatively self-contained landmass forming a subdivision of a continent. By dictionary entries, the term subcontinent signifies "having a certain geographical or political independence" from the rest of the continent, or "a vast and more or less self-contained subdivision...

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Daylight saving time



Pakistan no longer uses DST.

The Time zone being used now is +5.00 GMT.