آئین پاکستان [Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan], adopted and enacted 1973.
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9 Security of person.
No person shall be deprived of life or liberty save in accordance with law.

25.  Equality of citizens.— (1)  All citizens are equal before law and are entitled to equal protection of law.
(2)  There shall be no discrimination on the basis of sex.
(3)  Nothing in this Article shall prevent the State from making any special provision for the protection of women and children.
[25A.   Right to education.—The State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of five to sixteen years in such manner as may be determined by law.]

26. Non-discrimination in respect of access to public places.-(1) In respect of access to places of public entertainment or resort, not intended for religious purposes only, there shall be no discrimination against any citizen on the ground only of race, religion, caste, sex, residence or place of birth.

(2) Nothing in clause (1) shall prevent the State from making any special provision for women and children.

28. Preservation of language, script and culture.- Subject to Article 251 any section of citizens having a distinct language, script or culture shall have the right to preserve and promote the same and subject to law, establish institutions for that purpose.

35. Protection of family etc.–The state shall protect the marriage, the family, the mother and the child.

36. Protection of minorities.-The State shall safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of minorities, including their due representation in the Federal and Provincial services.

37. Promotion of social justice and eradication of social evils.-The State shall-

(a) promote, with special care, the educational and economic interests of backward classes or areas;

(b) remove illiteracy and provide free and compulsory secondary education within minimum possible period;

(c) make technical and professional education generally available and higher education equally accessible to all on the basis of merit;

(d) ensure inexpensive and expeditious justice;

(e) make provision for securing just and humane conditions of work, ensuring that children and women are not employed in vocations unsuited to their age or sex, and for maternity benefits for women in employment;

(f) enable the people of different areas, through education, training, agricultural and industrial development and other methods, to participate fully in all forms of national activities, including employment in the service of Pakistan;

38.  Promotion of social and economic well-being of the people.—The State shall—(a)  secure  the  well-being  of  the  people, irrespective  of  sex,  caste,  creed or race,  by raising  their  standard of living,  by preventing  the concentration  of  wealth and means of production and distribution in the hands of a few to the detriment of general interest and by ensuring equitable adjustment of rights between employers and  employees, and landlords and tenants;

(b)  provide for all citizens, within the available resources of the country, facilities for work and adequate livelihood with reasonable rest and leisure;

(c)  provide  for all  persons employed  in the  service  of Pakistan  or otherwise, social security by compulsory social insurance or other means;

(d)  provide basic necessities of life, such as food, clothing, housing, education and  medical relief,  for all  such citizens,  irrespective of sex, caste, creed or race, as  are permanently  or temporarily  unable  to earn their   livelihood   on account of infirmity, sickness or unemployment;

(e)  reduce disparity in the income and earnings of individuals, including persons in the various classes of the service of Pakistan; 1