Pakistan Ranks Highly for Most Laws on Human Rights

Pakistan is one of the countries which has passed the most legislations to protect fundamental Human Rights of people including 13 related to women protection, 7 for child rights, 10 in case of minorities, and 65 civil, political, environment safety legislations.

Provincial Breakdown

Besides that, in Punjab Assembly, 19 laws were passed on civil, political and economic rights, seven for children rights, four for minorities while the Sindh assembly has done legislation on 15 civil, political and economic rights, including two on women rights, five on child rights and two on minorities rights.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 32 laws on civil, political and economic rights, two on women rights, five on children and two on minorities’ rights were promulgated, while the Balochistan assembly passed 19 civil, political and economic rights legislations, one law on women rights and two on child rights.

Major bills to protect rights of masses included Protection against Harassment of Women at Workplace (Amendment) Bill, 2014, Hindu Marriage Bill, 2015, Anti-Rape Laws (Criminal Laws Amendment) Bill, 2013 and Anti Honour Killing Laws (Criminal Laws Amendment) Bill, 2014 by the National Assembly.

Prominent Legislations

However, the endeavors of provincial assemblies can be revealed through Punjab Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Act, 2015 Restraint (Amendment) Act, 2015, under which marriage of a boy under 18 years and a girl below 16 years is considered an offence punishable with imprisonment which may extend up to 6 months and a fine of of 50,000 rupees.

Punjab Prohibition of Child Labor at Brick Kilns Ordinance, 2016 prohibited employment of children below 18 years of age at hazardous work places.

Sindh Child Marriage Restraint Act, 2013 declared marriage below the age of 18 years to be punishable by law.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Elimination of Custom of Ghag Act, 2013, addresses the customary practice under the name of Ghag whereby a male person forcefully demands or claims the hand of a women without her own or her parents’ or wail’s consent.

It has been made an offence punishable with imprisonment which may extend up to seven years but shall not be less than three years and the person(s) shall also be liable to a fine up to five hundred thousand rupees or both.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Prohibition of Employment of Children Act, 2015, prohibits employment of children in any establishment and regulates the hours and other conditions of workers in commercial establishments in the province.


  • law pass kr k kam khatam nh hota

    enforcement b zaruri hain

  • Owaiis

    What about Implementation ?

    • 1947 K Bad Se Ab tak Howa Jo Ab Hum Umeed Laga K Baithe Hai ????
      Yaha Corrupt Minister Ko Bail Mill Jati Hai Aur Roti Choor Ko Jail Main Rehna Parhta hai :
      RIP LAW RIP People

    • Irfan Ahmad Sial

      woh Allah pi chor do

  • Moon Pbc

    Hitler Required hai in Pakistan aur kuch nahi ho sakta

    • U Mean MARSHAL LAW

      • Moon Pbc

        jo galiban France ki Cricket Team k Sath Hitler neh kiya tha woh karna chahiye Noonies k sath then Zardaries ki sath then PTIes k sath b then kuch improvement k chances ho saktay hain lol

        • Sare Corrupt Logo K Liye LAW Hai Pakistan Main But Unhe Implement Karwane K Liye Court Permission Chahyeh Hota hai :
          Court K Andar DUM Nahi K Wo Apne Aba Ko Jail Behjwa Sake :

    • Shahid Saleem

      Hitler thought Arabs and Indians (of British India) were worse than Jews.

  • Agar Kisi (Larka Ya LARKI) K Rishte Na Ate Ho to Us K Liye Bhi to Government Kuch LAW Nikale??? Government Level Par Uski Madad Kare
    Agar Kisi K Ghar Above 18 Koi Na Hoto Kamane Wala to Us K Liye Bhi Kuch LAW Nikale Chalo At Least Jo Mazdoor Ki Salary Apne Rakhi hai Wo Un Families Ko Diya Jaye :
    Saza to Ap Bus Ghareeb Ko De Sakte ho : Bus Uska HAAL Mat Nikalo

  • Ghaffar

    The writer’s tone sounds like she is feeling proud for having most legislation regarding humans rights in country. Instead its a moment of concern and self evaluation rather feeling proud to have many laws for humans rights. Because, we have all that great number of human rights legislation as we need them because we there is lot of human rights violations in country. Think about it.

  • Ali

    I wish they were properly implemented as well. No use of celebrating this number.

  • Masroor Hussain

    law ki koi auqat nhi yahan wo knsa implement hota hy. koi insaniyat to hy nhi law ka kya faida

  • Masroor Hussain

    we are only good at publicizing things and glorifying them

  • Muhammad Arif

    ISLAMIC LAWS WHEN??? SOOD KA KYA HOGA