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Annual Holidays

Under provisions of Section 25 of West Pakistan Civil Courts Ordinance, 1962, the Hon’ble Chief Justice and Judges have been pleased to approve the following annual list of General Holidays to be observed by the Lahore High Court (Principal Seat & its Benches at Bahawalpur, Multan and Rawalpindi) and Civil & Sessions Courts in the Punjab during the Calendar year, 2014.

Sr.# Name of Festival Days of the Week Date No. of Days
1 *Eid-i-Milad-un-Nabi (S.A.W.) Tuesday 14th January 1
2 Kashmir Day Wednesday 5th February 1
3 Pakistan Day Sunday 23rd March 1
4 Good Friday (for Christians only) Friday 18th April 1
5 Easter (for Christians only) Sunday 20th April 1
6 May Day Thursday 1st May 1
7 * Eid-ul-Fitr Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 29th, 30th & 31st July 3
8 Independence Day Thursday 14th August 1
9 * Eid-ul-Azha Monday & Tuesday 6th & 7th October 2
10 *Muharram (Aashura)(9th 10th) Monday & Tuesday 3rd & 4th November 2
11 Iqbal Day Sunday 9th November 1
12 *Urs of Hazrat Data Gunj Bakhsh (R.A.) (for Lahore High Court Principal Seat & Civil & Sessions Courts at Lahore) Saturday 13th December 1
13 Birth Day of Quaid-e-Azam and Christmas Thursday 25th December 1
14 Winter Holidays:
(i) For High Court, Civil and Sessions Courts in the Punjab. Thursday to Thursday 25th December, 2014 to 1st January 2015 8
(ii) For Hon’ble Judges of Lahore High Court, only. Thursday to Thursday 25th December, 2014 to 8th January 2015 15
Note:

  • The Holidays marked with an asterisk (*) are subject to appearance of the moon. In case the festival falls on a day other than that notified, specific instructions will be issued by the High Court and timely notice shall, when possible, be given to litigants in the event of the festival not falling on the day already notified as such.
  • The Civil Courts (including Sessions Courts) in the Punjab, shall observe Winter Hilidays from 25th December (Thursday), 2014 to 1st January (Thursday), 2015.
  • The Lahore High Court shall observe Winter Holidays from 25th Dcember (Thursday), 2014 to 8th January (Thursday), 2015 for the Hon’ble Judges of Lahore High Court and from 25th December (Thursday), 2014 to 1st January (Thursday) 2015, for staff of High Court.
  • Every Sunday in a week is a holiday.
  • The long vacation for the Lahore High Court shall be from 1st July (Tuesday), to 6th September (Saturday), 2014.
  • The Summer Vacation for the Civil Courts (including Sessions Courts) in the Punjab shall be from 1st August to 31st August, except at Murree and Kotli Sattian Sub-Division District Rawalpindi.
  • The Civil Courts at Murree and Kotli Sattian Sub-Division District Rawalpindi shall remain closed for annual vacation in the month of January every year instead of August of that year.

Court Hours

Monday to Thursday
09:00 AM to 11:00 AM Court Sittings
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM Interval
11:30 AM to 02:30 PM Court Sittings
Friday
09:00 AM to 11:30 AM Court Sittings
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM Interval
11:30 AM to 01:00 PM Court Sittings
Saturday
There will be no court sittings on Saturday unless Hon’ble Judge decides otherwise. This day is reserved for dictating judgments.

Office Hours

Monday to Thursday and Saturday
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM (with break from 01:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Friday
08:30 AM to 01:00 PM

Civil and Sessions Courts in the Punjab

Monday to Thursday and Saturday
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM (with break from 01:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Friday
09:00 AM to 01:00 PM

Murree

Monday to Thursday and Saturday
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM (with break from 01:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Friday
09:00 AM to 01:00 PM