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Parliament's lights to remain off during Earth Hour today.

ISLAMABAD -- Lights of the Parliament will be switched off during Earth Hour today (Saturday at 08:30pm to 09:30 pm) to show Pakistan's commitment of joining hands with the world for energy conservation.

Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that the Parliament of Pakistan is the first ever legislature in the world to opt for solar energy completely.

He has also confirmed that the lights of the Parliament will be switched off during Earth Hour to show Parliament's commitment of joining hands with the world for energy conservation, combating impacts of climate change and global warming.

Earth Hour candle lighting ceremony will be held in the Parliament House from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm today (Saturday).

It is celebrated on the last Saturday of March every year.

Millions of people around the world switch off their lights for Earth Hour at 8.30pm (20:30) in their local times on the last Saturday of March each year.

The day is observed in order to conserve energy and draw the world's attention to the cause of environmental degradation.

Earth Hour is a global WWF (formerly known as World Wildlife Fund) climate change initiative.

It is an event that aims to create awareness of people taking responsibility towards a sustainable future by turning the lights off. Earth Hour is not to be confused with Earth Day.
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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Mar 29, 2014
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