Well all here appear to be against 5 working days, I am not.
I do not agree with Energy saving thing and yes agree with you guys it will not save that much energy any way, and I think for me energy is not even the reason for this, its about work habbits and routine we want to have in our country and which one is better is the question.
Talking of Goverment jobs , it do not make any difference as some of you said already , make it any number of days , its same. There are many many Haram khors there (sorry to use this word but I am too much fed up of what goes in in CDA or other sarkari offices, its hurts me) and they will not change. Their day starts with some gup shup, then News paper, then tea break , then little files here and there, then a very long lunch/prayer break, then some little work here and there then another team break and then they are done for day. So at that end nothing will change.
Coming to private jobs, all of us that work 9 to 10 hours daily, should not be working more than 5 days. I work 10/12 hours each work day (friday, ramzan or what ever same number of hours), a good tough job and then I really need two offs, I used to have one off couple years back , and it sucked big big time. You cant do a thing in one off, there are range of things to get done on weekends.
Its not that we will only grow if we start working 6 days a week, I know it will make the difference, but the problem is not there. Problem is there where there are people which are not honest with their work, make them work 6 days or 7 days , nothing will change.
Unfortuntely we Pakistanis (many) have very very bad work ethics, and we even do it in our studies, like wasting whole year and then waking whole night in last month or so to get good marks, same we do in offices, we dont start work on time, then we are lazy to get things going, then end up with having lot to cover, then we are doing late sittings and all that, we are badly organized and need to change. (of course there are exception )
Ahmsun what you have said about goras , I really like that, the five days they work, they give very high productivity, because they are not doing ten things at one time like us, when they are doing some office stuff, they are totally into it, have better producitvity and are better focused than us in general, I know we are very very hard working (excluding people I discussed earlier) but you do not need to be always working hard to win the race, you need to work smart too. After five days or solid work , goras enjoy two days fully, and that helps in good winding up, so you are good to go on Monday , when I had only one off, it used to pass like there was no off and I am continously working, the brain dont get enough rest.
Well in short I am in favour of 5 work days.