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 2020:-

Sr.# Name of Festival Days of the Week Date No. of Days
1 Kashmir Day Wednesday 5th February 1
2 Pakistan Day Monday 23rd March 1
3 Good Friday (for Christians) Friday 10th April 1
4 Easter Sunday (for Christians) Sunday 12th April 1
5 May Day Friday 01st May 1
6 * Eid-ul-Fitr Sunday, Monday &Tuesday 24th, 25th & 26th May 3
8 * Eid-ul-Azha Friday & Saturday 31st July & 01st August 2
7 Independence Day Friday 14th August 1
9 *Muharram (Aashura)
(9th & 10th)
Saturday & Sunday 29th & 30th August 2
10 *Urs of Hazrat Data Gunj Bakhsh (R.A.) (for Lahore High Court Principal Seat & Civil & Sessions Courts at Lahore) Thursday 08th October 1
11 *Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (S.A.W.) Friday 30th October 1
12 Birth Day of Quaid-e-Azam & Christmas Friday 25th December 1
13 Winter Holidays:
(i) For High Court, Civil and Sessions Courts in the Punjab. Friday to Friday 25th December, 2020 to 1st January, 2021 8
(ii) For Hon'ble Judges of Lahore High Court, only Friday to Friday 25th December, 2020 to 8th January, 2021 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 (Friday), 2020 to 01st January (Friday), 2021.
  • The Lahore High Court shall observe Winter Holidays from 25th December (Friday), 2020 to 08th January (Friday), 2021 for the Hon'ble Judges of Lahore High Court and from 25th December (Friday), 2020 to 1st January (Friday) 2021, for staff of High Court.
  • Every Sunday in a week is a holiday.
  • The long vacation for the Lahore High Court shall be from 6th July (Monday), to 05th September (Saturday), 2020.
  • The Summer Vacation for the Civil & Sessions Courts in the Punjab shall be from 1st August to 31st August, 2020 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
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
(Lunch/Prayer Break. From 01:00 p.m. to 01:30 p.m.)
Friday
09:00 AM to 01:00 PM

 

Murree & Kotli Sattian Sub-Division Rawalpindi

Monday to Thursday and Saturday
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
(Lunch/Prayer Break. From 01:00 p.m. to 01:30 p.m.)
Friday
09:00 AM to 01:00 PM