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Declaration made upon ratification on 17.11.2016 (Original: English):

“The Islamic Republic of Pakistan, pursuant to article 3 (2) of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict, declares that:
i. The minimum age of recruitment of personnel into the armed forces of Pakistan is 16 years.
ii. The armed forces personnel are sent to combatant areas only after they attain eighteen years of age.
iii. The recruitment into the armed forces of Pakistan is purely voluntary, and made through open competition on merit without any force or coercion.
iv. The recruit is required to present B-Form issued by the National Database and Registration Authority as a token of proof of having attained minimum age prescribed under the law for recruitment.”
26.09.2001

17.11.2016

17.11.2016