Laws in Pakistan against child marriages are few, but they are present.
Laws against Child marriage in Pakistan are:
Child Marriage Restraint Act, 1929
Child Marriage Restraint Act, 1929 is enforced in three provinces.
Child Marriage Restraint Act, 2013
Child Marriage Restraint Act, 2013 recently passed in Sindh province by the Assembly.
Read more at: http://www.lawdepartment.gos.pk/setup/NewsDocuments/NID-000153.pdf
Pakistan Penal Code
Forced marriage of a female is an offence. Under section 498 B of the Pakistan Penal Code, coercion, compelling a female to enter into marriage is an offence punishable with imprisonment from three to seven years and fine of rupees, five hundred thousand. If a female child is put into such a situation, this law may come into application. Provisions in the Penal Code related to kidnapping, abduction of a female can be pressed if a female under the age of marriage is put into marriage after kidnapping etc. These provisions can be put into category of ancillary laws.
Child Marriage Restraint Act 2014
The recently passed Sindh- Child Marriage Restraint Act 2014 is awaiting rules for implementation.
Article 25 A of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
In Pakistan and elsewhere, right to education can be one of the best preventive fundamental right against child marriages.
Article 25 A of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan states that:
“The state shall provide free and compulsory education To ALL children of the age of five to sixteen years in such a manner as may be determined by law”
The status of the legislation in Pakistan on Article 25 A or Right to Education in provinces can be viewed at: http://rtepakistan.org
Gender and Justice laws can be viewed at: http://www.supremecourt.gov.pk/ijc/articles/11/1.pdf