The prostitutes and associates in the sex-trade were named Kanjars.Where Lahore and Multan were the known contenders in the trade, other cities also had their own red-light districts which may include Ghulam abad and Aminpur bazar in Faisalabad Napier Road in Karachi and Qasai Gali in Rawalpindi.With this increase in professional sex-trade in the country, non-governmental organisations are beginning to worry about issues like discrimination and AIDS.The clan system in South Asia, involving various clans and sects, has always been a ground for segregated skill development.Thus, became hereditary professions of specific communities.Over time, a professional clan which favoured the society with services of prostitution also evolved.
Both female and male prostitution have grown in operational yield in Pakistan over the years.
A recent study indicated that major cities like Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad and Multan have large population of sex workers.
Many sex workers in these cities operate from hotels or homes.
In the region, occupational clans evolved over time providing specific skills to the society through hereditary exclusion from others.
Being a blacksmith, goldsmith, shoemaker, or gardener etc.