British High Commission Islamabad

Diplomatic Enclave, Ramna 5, P O Box 1122, Islamabad

GMT: Mon-Thurs: 0300-1115; Fri: 0300-0800. Local Time: Mon-Thurs: 0800-1615; Fri: 0800-1300
Consular Public Counter Timings: Mon-Thurs: 0300-0800; Fri: 0300-0700. Local Time: Mon-Thurs: 0800-1300; Fri- 0800-1200.
Consular Telephone Enquiries: Mon-Thurs: 0300-1115; Fri: 0300-0800. Local Time: Mon-Thurs: 0800-1615; Fri- 0800-1300.

High Commission holidays

List of holidays in the year 2016 at the British High Commission, Pakistan

Date Week Day Holiday Name
January 01 Friday New Year’s Day (Marking the first day of the year)
March 25 Friday Good Friday (Religious holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death)
March 28 Monday Easter Monday (Day after Easter Monday commemorating Jesus Christ’s resurrection)
May 02 Monday May Public Holiday (The day following the seventh Sunday after Easter, which commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Christ’s disciples. Now commonly known as the late Spring Bank Holiday (where banks traditionally close))
May 30 Monday Spring Bank Holiday
July 06 Wednesday Eid Ul Fitr Day 1* (Religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting)
July 07 Thursday Eid Ul Fitr Day 2* (Second day of holiday following Eid ul Fitr)
July 08 Friday Eid Ul Fitr Day 3* (Third day of holiday following Eid ul Fitr)
August 15 Monday Independence day (in lieu of 14 August-Observed annually on August 14, it is a national holiday in Pakistan, commemorating the day when Pakistan achieved independence and was declared a sovereign nation)
September 12 Monday Eid Ul Azha Day 1* (Second of two religious holidays celebrated by Muslims. It honours the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismail in obedience of a command from God. Marks the end of the annual Hajj (pilgrimage) to Makkah )
September 13 Tuesday Eid Ul Azha Day 2* (Day after Eid ul-Azha)
October 11 Tuesday Ashura * (The tenth day of Muharram in the Muslim calendar. It marks the martyrdom of Husayn, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
December 12 Monday Eid Milad un-Nabi*
December 26 Monday Christmas Boxing Day (Public holiday following Christmas day observed by members of the Commonwealth nations. It is also known as a shopping holiday as shops have dramatic sales on this day)
December 27 Tuesday In Lieu of Christmas Day
  • Actual dates subject to the sighting of the moon.

Disabled access

There is no public access to the British High Commission without a prior appointment. If you have an appointment for a meeting at the High Commission and require assistance for a disability, please contact the person you are meeting.