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Members

The Pakistan Pediatric Association (PPA) is a representative body of pediatricians in Pakistan, with almost 1,600 members throughout the country. The Child Rights and Abuse Committee is a core group of the Association, with a mandate to promote and protect children’s rights in Pakistan.

Pakistan Pediatric Association

Contact: Dr. Tufail Muhammad
Phone: +92 91 5814176
Address: House 16, Street 13, K-3, Phase 3, Hyatabad, Peshawar
Email: tufailm@brain.net.pk
Website: http://www.ppa.org.pk

Facts

According to the latest available estimates, there are 77,779,000 children in Pakistan, more than one third of the country’s population.

Reportedly, boys are particularly affected by trafficking and prostitution especially near accommodation and travel facilities.

Resources

ECPAT International
Pakistan – Country Monitoring Report

Year: 2011

ECPAT International
Regional Overview: Sexual Exploitation of Children in South Asia

Year: 2018

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ECPAT International
Regional Overview: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in East and South-East Asia

Year: 2014

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Indicators

Age of Consent

Not Yet Assessed

Extraterritoriality & Extradition

Partial

Active extraterritoriality is provided for all crimes in general and extends to offences using ICT’s if the act affects a person, property, information system or data located in Pakistan. It is unclear whether double criminality applies to extraterritoriality.

Extradition only applies to some SEC-related offences (trafficking, rape, stealing/abandoning/exposing/unlawfully detaining a child) and requires double criminality.

SECTT Legal Checklist Pakistan, 2020

CSAM Definition

Not Yet Assessed

Background Check Required

No

There are no mandatory legal provisions for criminal background checks nor legislation prohibiting convicted sex offenders to hold positions involving or facilitating contact with children.

SECTT Legal Checklist Pakistan, 2020

National Commitments

Partial

Pakistan has ratified the CRC, the OPSC, the Trafficking Protocol and the ILO Convention no. 182.

Pakistan has not ratified the OPIC, the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics nor the Council of Europe’s Lanzarote and Budapest Conventions.

SECTT Legal Checklist Pakistan, 2020

Child Advocacy Centers

Not Yet Assessed

SEC Police Unit

Not Yet Assessed

Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

No

There are no child protection standards for the travel and tourism industry in place.

SECTT Legal Checklist Pakistan, 2020

Public SEC Case Data

Not Yet Assessed

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