What we’re tracking on 29 July 2016: Daylight saving scrapped, House to vote on budget, Egypt to open Rafah border crossing
God help us all: Parliament is moving to abolish daylight saving time. Nearly two months after Cabinet announced we’d be moving back to daylight savings time post-Ramadan, the House of Representatives voted yesterday to consign DST to the dustbin of history. The vote, which sends the proposed measure to Maglis El Dowla (the State Council) for review and consent, comes after the House Local Affairs Committee — under pressure from a petition signed by some 120 MPs — moved against Cabinet’s directive that the nation would move to DST on 8 July. We have officially lost count on how many times we’ve scrapped and revived daylight saving time since 2011.