Pakistan

With the adoption of its Constitution in 1956, Pakistan became an ‘Islamic, Federal, Parliamentary Republic.’ The Constitution of 1956 was abrogated in 1958 following a coup, and in 1962 the new Constitution was again abrogated, and power given to the Army. In 1973, a new Constitution was endorsed and Article 1 of the 1973 Constitution declares Pakistan to be ‘a Federal Republic to be known as the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.’ Islam is the state religion under Article 2, and a parliamentary system of governance was introduced. Article 25(2) of the Constitution states, ‘There shall be no discrimination on the basis of sex alone’ – however, Article 26(2) observes that ‘Nothing in clause (1) shall prevent the State from making any special provision for women and children.’

Reports submitted by Pakistan to the CEDAW Commitee and Concluding Observations

Combined initial, second and third report of Pakistan
CEDAW Committee’s concluding observations on the initial, second and third report

Fourth periodic report
CEDAW Committee’s concluding observations on the fourth periodic report 

 

 


UN Women