ISLAMABAD: To highlight the need to conserve energy and reduce carbon use, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) turned dark with non-essential security lights being turned off to make Earth Hour. 

Earth Hour was observed globally for an hour from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm Pakistan Standard Time (PST). Cities across the world went dark as people globally observed the World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF) Earth Hour to spark global awareness and action on nature and the environment. 

Earth Hour is one of the largest worldwide voluntary action, participated in by citizens, businesses and governments, by turning off lights. The action seeks to highlight the need to be more cognizant of our ecological footprint. The 13th edition of the Earth Hour saw 24 landmarks, each go dark for 60 minutes throughout the day

The global landmarks such as Burl al-Khalifa in Dubai, the Sydney Opera House, New York’s Empire State Building and Paris’s Effiel Tower turn of their lights to raise awareness and show commitment to reducing energy use and the planet’s vanishing biodiversity.


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