Calendar

Annual Holidays

Under the 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 and Sessions Courts in the Punjab during the Calendar year 2021:-

Sr.# Name of Festival Days of the Week Date No. of Days
1 Kashmir Day Friday 5th February 1
2 Pakistan Day Tuesday 23rd March 1
3 Good Friday (for Christians) Friday 02nd April 1
4 Easter Sunday (for Christians) Sunday 04th April 1
5 May Day Saturday 01st May 1
6 * Eid-ul-Fitr Friday, Saturday &Sunday 14th, 15th & 16th May 3
8 * Eid-ul-Azha Wednesday & Thursday 21st July & 22nd July 2
7 Independence Day Saturday 14th August 1
9 *Muharram (Aashura)
(9th & 10th)
Wednesday & Thursday 18th & 19th August 2
10 *Urs of Hazrat Data Gunj Bakhsh (R.A.) (for Lahore High Court Principal Seat & Civil & Sessions Courts at Lahore) Tuesday 28th September 1
11 *Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (S.A.W.) Tuesday 19th October 1
12 Birth Day of Quaid-e-Azam & Christmas Saturday 25th December 1
13 Winter Holidays:
(i) For High Court, Civil and Sessions Courts in the Punjab. Saturday to Saturday 25th December, 2021 to 1st January, 2022 8
(ii) For Hon'ble Judges of Lahore High Court, only Saturday to Saturday 25th December, 2021 to 8th January, 2022 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 (Saturday), 2021 to 01st January (Saturday), 2022.
  • The Lahore High Court shall observe Winter Holidays from 25th December (Saturday), 2021 to 08th January (Saturday), 2022 for the Hon'ble Judges of Lahore High Court and from 25th December (Saturday), 2021 to 1st January (Saturday) 2022, for staff of High Court.
  • Every Sunday in a week is a holiday.
  • The long vacation for the Lahore High Court shall be from 5th July (Monday), to 04th September (Saturday), 2021.
  • The Summer Vacation for the Civil & Sessions Courts in the Punjab shall be from 1st August to 31st August, 2021 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