Calendar

Annual Holidays

In exercise of powers conferred under 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, 2017.

Sr.# Name of Festival Days of the Week Date No. of Days
1 Kashmir Day Sunday 5th February 1
2 Pakistan Day Thursday 23rd March 1
3 Good Friday (for Christians only) Friday 14th April 1
4 Easter (for Christians only) Sunday 16th April 1
5 May Day Monday 1st May 1
6 * Eid-ul-Fitr Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 26th, 27th & 28th June 3
7 Independence Day Monday 14th August 1
8 * Eid-ul-Azha Saturday & Sunday 2nd & 3rd September 2
9 *Muharram (Aashura)
(9th & 10th)
Saturday & Sunday 30th September & 1st October 2
10 *Urs of Hazrat Data Gunj Bakhsh (R.A.) (for Lahore High Court Principal Seat & Civil & Sessions Courts at Lahore) Friday 10th November 1
11 *Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (S.A.W.W) Friday 1st December 1
12 Birth Day of Quaid-e-Azam and Christmas Monday 25th December 1
13 Winter Holidays:
(i) For High Court, Civil and Sessions Courts in the Punjab. Monday to Monday 25th December, 2017 to 1st January 2018 8
(ii) For Hon'ble Judges of Lahore High Court, only. Monday to Monday 25th December, 2017 to 8th January 2018 15
Note:
  • 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 Courts (including Sessions Courts) in the Punjab, shall observe Winter Holidays from 25th December (Monday), 2017 to 1st January (Monday), 2018.
  • The Lahore High Court shall observe Winter Holidays from 25th December (Monday), 2017 to 8th January (Monday), 2018 for the Hon'ble Judges of Lahore High Court and from 25th December (Monday), 2017 to 1st January (Monday), 2018 for staff of High Court.
  • Every Sunday in a week is a holiday.
  • The long vacation for the Lahore High Court shall be from 3rd July (Monday), to 2nd September (Saturday), 2017.
  • The Summer Vacation for the Civil Courts (including Sessions Courts) in the Punjab shall be from 1st August to 31st August, 2017 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 11:30 AM Court Sittings
11:30 AM to 12:00 noon Interval
12:00 noon to 02:30 PM Court Sittings
Friday
09:00 AM to 11:30 AM Court Sittings
11:30 AM to 12:00 noon Interval
12:00 noon 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 04:00 PM (with break from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM)
Friday
08:30 AM to 01:00 PM

 

Civil and Sessions Courts in the Punjab

Monday to Thursday and Saturday
08:00 AM to 03:30 PM (with break from 01:00 PM to 01:30 PM)
Friday
08:00 AM to 12:30 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