Calendar

Annual Holidays

Under the provision 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 and sessions Courts in the Punjab during the calendar year 2018:-

Sr.# Name of Festival Days of the Week Date No. of Days
1 Kashmir Day Monday 5th February 1
2 Pakistan Day Friday 23rd March 1
3 Good Friday (for Christians only) Friday 30th March 1
4 Easter (for Christians only) Sunday 1st April 1
5 May Day Tuesday 1st May 1
6 * Eid-ul-Fitr Saturday, Sunday & Monday 16th, 17th & 18th June 3
7 Independence Day Tuesday 14th August 1
8 * Eid-ul-Azha Wednesday & Thursday 22nd & 23rd August 2
9 *Muharram (Aashura)
(9th & 10th)
Wednesday & Thursday 19th September & 20th September 2
10 *Urs of Hazrat Data Gunj Bakhsh (R.A.) (for Lahore High Court Principal Seat & Civil & Sessions Courts at Lahore) Tuesday 30th October 1
11 *Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (S.A.W.) Tuesday 20th November 1
12 Birth Day of Quaid-e-Azam and Christmas Tuesday 25th December 1
13 Winter Holidays:
(i) For High Court, Civil and Sessions Courts in the Punjab. Tuesday to Tuesday 25th December, 2018 to 1st January, 2019 8
(ii) For Hon'ble Judges of Lahore High Court, only Tuesday to Tuesday 25th December, 2018 to 8th January 2019 15
Notes:
  • The Holidays marked with an asterisk (*) are subject to appearance of the moon. In case the event 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 if the event does not fall on the day already notified.
  • The Civil and Sessions Courts in the Punjab, shall observe Winter Holidays from 25th December (Tuesday), 2018 to 1st January (Tuesday), 2019.
  • The Lahore High Court shall observe Winter Holidays from 25th December (Tuesday), 2018 to 8th January (Tuesday), 2019 for the Hon'ble Judges of Lahore High Court and from 25th December (Tuesday), 2018 to 1st January (Tuesday) 2019, for staff of High Court.
  • Every Sunday in a week is a holiday.
  • The long vacation for the Lahore High Court shall be from 2nd July (Monday), to 1st September (Saturday), 2018.
  • The Summer Vacation for the Civil Sessions Courts in the Punjab shall be from 1st August to 31st August, 2018 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.

 

Court Hours (Principal Seat and Benches)

Monday to Thursday
09:00 AM to 11:00 AM Court Sittings
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM Interval
11:30 AM to 01:30 PM Court Sittings
Friday
09:00 AM to 11:00 AM Court Sittings
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM Interval
11:30 AM to 12:30 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 02:30 PM
Friday
08:30 AM to 12:30 PM

 

Civil and Sessions Courts in the Punjab

Monday to Thursday and Saturday
08:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Friday
08:00 AM to 12:30 PM

 

Murree & Kotli Sattian Sub-Division Rawalpindi

Monday to Thursday and Saturday
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
10:45 AM to 11:00 AM (Interval)
(Break: from 01:00 PM to 01:30 PM)
Friday
09:00 AM to 01:00 PM