Constitution of Pakistan (Child Rights)

The following Articles in the Constitution of Pakistan are directly related to the rights of the child:

Article 11. Slavery, forced labor, etc., prohibited
  • Slavery is non-existent and forbidden and no law shall permit or facilitate its introduction into Pakistan in any form.
  • All forms of forced labor and traffic in human beings are prohibited.
  • No child below the age of fourteen years shall be engaged in any factory or mine or any other hazardous employment.
  • Nothing in this Article shall be deemed to affect compulsory service:
    • By any person undergoing punishment for an offence against any law; or
    • Required by any law for public purpose provided that no compulsory service shall be of a cruel nature or incompatible with human dignity.
    Article 25. Equality of citizens
    • All citizens are equal before the law and are entitled to equal protection of law.
    • There shall be no discrimination on the basis of sex.
    • Nothing in the Article shall prevent the State from making any special provision for the protection of women and children.
    Article 25A. Right to education
    • The State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of five to sixteen years in such manner as may be determined by law.
    Article 35. Protection of family, etc.
    • The State shall protect the marriage, the family, the mother and the child.