“Our pilots (drivers) wear a pink scarf and black coat as their uniform.They include housewives, young women and students,” Sheikh told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone after the soft launch of the service.Methods: A cross-sectional study (geographic mapping and integrated behavioural and biological survey-IBBS) was conducted between August 2005 to January 2006 in Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur.
The study was ethically approved by review boards in Canada and Pakistan.
Results: About14,900 female sex workers were estimated to be functional in Sindh.
The sex trade is deemed illegal in the country due to the declaration of extramarital sex as an immoral activity.
Pakistani prostitutes, thus, operate underground and in spite of the legal difficulties, prostitution in Pakistan is prevalent.
Both female and male prostitution have grown in operational yield in Pakistan over the years.