Change in Pakistan TZ rules?
eggert at twinsun.com
Mon Feb 10 07:59:30 UTC 2003
> From: <jnorgard at prodigy.net.mx>
> Date: Sat, 08 Feb 2003 20:54:53 -0600
> Steffen Thorsen on http://www.timeanddate.com has Pakistan to
> end DST in 2003 at Sunday the 5.th. of October instead of 15.th.
> October as TZ database ver. 2002d will have it. Is that an
> official change? I believe that in 2002 Rives McDow had the
> transition time in October originally to be October 6, 2002.
> However, that is of course less relevant if we had an authoritative
> on how it will be in 2003.
I looked for a more authoritative source about this. DAWN (which
claims to be the most widely-circulated English language newspaper in
Pakistan) reported in <http://www.dawn.com/2002/10/06/top13.htm> that
DST ended on 2002-10-05 at midnight. So it appears that Rives McDow's
source is correct, at least for 2002. So I'll propose something like
the following change in my next patch. Thanks for mentioning this.
--- asia 2002/10/15 16:59:28 2002.4
+++ asia 2003/02/10 07:53:42
@@ -1154,9 +1154,13 @@ Zone Asia/Muscat 3:54:20 - LMT
# and Sunday of April" phrase, if taken literally, means that the
# transition takes place at 00:00 on the first Sunday on or after 04-02.
+# From Paul Eggert (2003-02-09):
+# DAWN <http://www.dawn.com/2002/10/06/top13.htm> reported on 2002-10-05
+# that 2002 DST ended that day at midnight. Go with McDow for now.
# Rule NAME FROM TO TYPE IN ON AT SAVE LETTER/S
-Rule Pakistan 2002 max - Apr Sun>=2 0:00 1:00 S
-Rule Pakistan 2002 max - Oct 15 0:00 0 -
+Rule Pakistan 2002 max - Apr Sun>=2 0:01 1:00 S
+Rule Pakistan 2002 max - Oct Sun>=2 0:01 0 -
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone Asia/Karachi 4:28:12 - LMT 1907
5:30 - IST 1942 Sep
> I have tried for some time to check the TZ database on
Hm, it works for me.
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