Time in Pakistan

Pakistan uses one time zone, which is Pakistan Standard Time (PKT). This is UTC+05:00 — that is, five hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time.


Period in use Time offset from GMT[1] Notes
Prior until 1907 UTC+04:28:12 Karachi Time (KART)
1907–1951 UTC+05:30 India Standard Time (IST)
1951–1971 UTC+05:00 in West Pakistan
UTC+06:00 in East Pakistan
Karachi Time (KART)
Dacca Time (DACT)
1971–present UTC+05:00 in Pakistan Pakistan Standard Time (PKT)


10:49 am, 7 July 2020 PKT [refresh]

Daylight saving timeEdit

Daylight saving time in Pakistan is no longer observed.

IANA time zone databaseEdit

The IANA time zone database contains one zone for Pakistan in the file zone.tab, named Asia/Karachi.


  1. ^ "Time Zone & Clock Changes in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan". www.timeanddate.com.