Pakistan

Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Specific laws

Specific law enacted No

Specific law criminalising HIV non disclosure, exposure, or transmission: No

Prosecuted using non-HIV specific laws: No

Prosecuted using both specific and non specific laws: No

Is non-disclosure actionable: No

Is exposure actionable: Yes

Is transmission actionable: Yes

Prosecutions

Number of prosecutions 0

Convictions

Number of convictions 0

Laws

Applicable laws

Pakistan Penal Code (Act XLV of 1860)

http://www.pakistani.org/pakistan/legislation/1860/actXLVof1860.html

Applicable key wording

Section 269 Negligent act; Section 270 Malignant act

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. 

Cases

Overview

None

Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Last reviewed 01 June 2017