FW: tzdata2008c

Steffen Thorsen straen at thorsen.priv.no
Fri May 30 08:52:53 UTC 2008


We have spent some time trying to figure out what their end date will 
be. News reports either don't mention the date, or just say that DST 
will last either 3 months (92 days) or 90 days. We earlier made an 
assumption of 91 days (midnight after August 30) based on the fact that 
they changed between Saturday and Sunday in 2002 and will do the same 
now in the weekend.

We have been checking with other official sources in Pakistan without 
getting a definitive answer and by calling a government official in the 
Ministry of Interior he told that the clocks would most likely move back 
one hour at midnight between August 31 and September 1 in 2008. He also 
said no intermission has been given to change the schedule.

So the current tzdata2008c rules for Pakistan are probably fine based on 
what we know at the moment.

Steffen Thorsen / timeanddate.com

Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E] wrote:
> I'm forwarding this message from Amar Devegowda, who is not on the time zone mailing list. Those of you who are on the time zone mailing list, please direct reples appropriately.
> 				--ado
> From: Amar Devegowda [mailto:ADEVEGOW at in.ibm.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 2:22
> To: Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E]
> Subject: tzdata2008c
> Hi Arthur, 
> This is Amar Devegowda from IBM Java Team. 
> We recently downloaded the tzdata2008c from your website and found that the DST rules for Pakistan is as follows: 
> Rule Pakistan        2008        only        -        Jun        1        0:00        1:00        S 
> Rule Pakistan        2008        only        -        Sep        1        0:00        0        - 
> According to the above rule, DST end date for Pakistan is Sep 1st. 
> However, the following websites informs that the DST end date for Pakistan is August 31st 00:00am 
> http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=463&context=SSKTMJ&dc=DB520&dc=DB560&uid=swg21305555&loc=en_US&cs=UTF-8&lang=en&rss=ct463lotus 
> http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/timezone.html?n=106 
> Could you please check on this and let me know which one is correct ? 
> Thanks. 
> Regards,
> Amar
> Amar Devegowda
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