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 2019:-

Sr.# Name of Festival Days of the Week Date No. of Days
1 Kashmir Day Tuesday 5th February 1
2 Pakistan Day Saturday 23rd March 1
3 Good Friday (for Christians) Friday 19th April 1
4 Easter Sunday (for Christians) Sunday 21st April 1
5 May Day Wednesday 1st May 1
6 * Eid-ul-Fitr Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 05th, 06th & 07th June 3
8 * Eid-ul-Azha Monday & Tuesday 12th & 13th August 2
7 Independence Day Wednesday 14th August 1
9 *Muharram (Aashura)
(9th & 10th)
Monday & Tuesday 09th & 10th September 2
10 *Urs of Hazrat Data Gunj Bakhsh (R.A.) (for Lahore High Court Principal Seat & Civil & Sessions Courts at Lahore) Saturday 19th October 1
11 *Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (S.A.W.) Sunday 10th November 1
12 Birth Day of Quaid-e-Azam & Christmas Wednesday 25th December 1
13 Winter Holidays:
(i) For High Court, Civil and Sessions Courts in the Punjab. Wednesday to Wednesday 25th December, 2019 to 1st January, 2020 8
(ii) For Hon'ble Judges of Lahore High Court, only Wednesday to Wednesday 25th December, 2019 to 8th January 2020 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 (Wednesday), 2019 to 1st January (Wednesday), 2020.
  • The Lahore High Court shall observe Winter Holidays from 25th December (Wednesday), 2019 to 8th January (Wednesday), 2020 for the Hon'ble Judges of Lahore High Court and from 25th December (Wednesday), 2019 to 1st January (Wednesday) 2020, 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 (Monday), to 07th September (Saturday), 2019.
  • The Summer Vacation for the Civil & Sessions Courts in the Punjab shall be from 1st August to 31st August, 2019 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

10:45 AM to 11:00 AM (Interval)

(Break: from 01:00 PM to 01:30 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