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 2015 at the British High Commission, Pakistan

Date Week Day Holiday Name
January 01 Wednesday New Year’s Day (Marking the first day of the year)
January 05 Monday Eid Milad-un-Nabi* (Observed in Muslim countries as the day of Prophet Muhammad’s birthday)
April 03 Friday Good Friday (Religious holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death)
April 06 Monday Easter Monday (Day after Easter Monday commemorating Jesus Christ’s resurrection)
May 04 Monday Privilege Day/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))
July 17 Friday Eid Ul Fitr Day 1* (Religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting)
July 20 Monday Eid Ul Fitr Day 2* (Second day of holiday following Eid ul Fitr)
August 14 Friday Independence day (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 24 Thursday 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 25 Friday Eid Ul Azha Day 2* (Day after Eid ul-Azha)
October 23 Monday Ashura * (The tenth day of Muharram in the Muslim calendar. It marks the martyrdom of Husayn, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
December 24 Thursday Christmas Privilege Day (Full day of annual leave granted to employees of the Civil Service in England a day before Christmas)
December 25 Friday Christmas Day (Annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ, celebrated on December 25 every year by millions around the world/ Marks the birth day of the founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah)
December 28 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)
  • 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.