Practice Relating to Rule 59. Improper Use of the Distinctive Emblems of the Geneva Conventions
Pakistan’s Geneva Convention Implementing Act (1936), as amended in 1963, states:
No person other than a person entitled thereto under the Geneva Convention [for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field, dated 12 August 1949] shall use, or in any manner exhibit, whether for the purpose of trade or business or for any other purpose or object whatsoever, the emblem or the designation “Red Cross”, “Red Crescent”, “Red Lion and Sun” or “Sun” or any sign of designation constituting an imitation thereof, irrespective of the date of the adoption of any such emblems or designation by such person:
Provided that the emblem “Red Cross” may, with the permission in writing of the [Pakistan Red Cross] Society, be used in time of peace to identify vehicles used as ambulances or to mark the position of aid stations set up exclusively for giving free medical treatment to the wounded or sick.