Pakistan

Last updated on: 3 May 2012

Criminalisation of HIV transmission/exposure

Pakistan
Whether Specific law enacted: 
No
Number of people prosecuted: 
0
Number of people convicted: 
0
Applicable law: 
Key wording in the law: 

Section 269 Negligent act; Section 270 Malignant act

Key Cases: 

None

Discussion: 

Section 269 Negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life:

Whoever unlawfully or negligently does any act which is, and which he knows or has reason to believe to be, likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine, or with both.

Section 270 Malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life:

Whoever malignantly does any act which is, and which he knows or has reason to believe to be, likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

To our knowledge, there have been no prosecutions or convictions for the transmission of HIV occuring under this law. 

Other laws and policies with an impact on responses to HIV

Laws and regulations relating to entry, stay or residence in the country: 

There are no specific entry or residence regulations for people with HIV/AIDS.

Neither a medical certificate nor an HIV test result is required when entering the country. Foreigners with a known HIV infection are not subject to specific residence regulations. There are no regulations regarding the control, deportation or expulsion of those concerned.

For updated information, please go to: www.hivrestrictions.org

Laws relating to same sex, sexual relations: 

Male to Male relationships: Not Legal

Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of less than 10 years

Female to Female Relationships: Not Legal

Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law

For updated information, please go to: http://ilga.org

Laws relating to injecting drug use: 

Yes

Protective laws and policies for people living with HIV: 

No