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Region Asia
Population 169300000
GDP (millions USD) 143,766
National Policies
Eggs for assisted reproduction ?
Eggs for research ?
Inheritable genetic modification ?
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis ?
Reproductive cloning ?
Research cloning ?
Sex selection ?
Surrogacy unrecognized
International Agreements
2005 UN Cloning Vote abstained
2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention RATIFIED


Key laws and policies

Pakistan does not appear to have national laws or policies specific to the practices currently falling within the scope of BioPolicyWiki.

Prohibited practices


A contract whereby a woman (whether as a biological donor or as purely a gestational parent) carries a child for another couple would neither be recognized as legal nor be enforceable in Pakistan.


"The High Court awarded custody of a child to the birth mother, stating she was undeniably the mother, and was the child's rightful guardian. The Court once again underlined the null and void status of a surrogacy contract as the law of the land did not recognize surrogacy. This ended a seven year legal battle on the custody of the child. (P L D 2013 Lahore 254)." See:

External links

Sharmeen Khan, "Surrogacy in Pakistan: Legal Perspectives," available at, (accessed 22 February 2015).