Those born into the profession are 'schooled' at home and operate under the management of their mother or another older female relative.
Prostitution, especially in brothels, often remains associated with human trafficking as trafficked women are sold into brothels.
Cities like Karachi and Lahore are major base of operation for call-girls.
In Karachi, many girls take on the occupation of call-girls independently; however most girls enter into prostitution after coming into contact with a pimp.
Over time, a professional clan which favoured the society with services of prostitution also evolved.
Men and women belonging to the community committed themselves to the sex trade, where men stayed as supportive influences and women were the main workers.
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.
Some cities have red-light districts, but due to illegal status of prostitution, many sex workers work in homes and other private facilities.In 2003, approximately 20,000 minors were engaged in prostitution in Pakistan.A recent study indicated that major cities like Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad and Multan have large population of sex workers.Both female and male prostitution have grown in operational yield in Pakistan over the years.With this increase in professional sex-trade in the country, non-governmental organisations are beginning to worry about issues like discrimination and AIDS.