The government has been encouraged by the Pakistan Association of Large Steel Producers (PALSP) to implement daylight saving time (DST) by turning the clocks back one hour.
According to a statement from PALSP, this action would not only boost industrial performance and production, but it will also assist to mitigate the impacts of a power shortage.
According to the statement, the extra hour of daylight will promote enterprises and enhance economic activity. The industry had better outcomes from the DST experience earlier in 2009, it was said.
The DST, according to the PALSP, is urgently needed since it would not only boost the economy but also aid in the recovery and rebuilding of flood-affected communities. As a result, the associated downstream sectors will be stimulated, creating much-needed employment opportunities and activity.
It was said that several nations engage in the practice to conserve energy. DST was utilized in about 64 nations in 2022. (including Turkey Iran, Canada, the US, European Union). In the spring and fall, these nations move their clocks ahead by one hour.
According to PALSP, decision-makers should consider all implications before deciding whether to implement daylight saving time, including the economy, power use, flood victims’ rehabilitation, and trade activities.
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