Each girl, however, is responsible for striking their own deal with the pimps.
While some share 40 to 50 per cent of their income with these touts, others prefer to work under a fixed monthly amount.
They belong not only to local communities originating from different parts of the country, but also comprise women of foreign nationalities.
As an independent Muslim state, Pakistan does not officially allow prostitution.
Unofficially, however, the practice is prevalent all over the country, with the majority of the clientele ironically comprised of politicians, bureaucrats, police officials and army personnel; in short, the very people who are supposed to legislate and implement laws against the sex trade.
In return, pimps provide police protection, shelter, and bear their day-to-day expenses, including food and cigarettes.
A young call girl from Sahiwal, said: “My parents have "rented" me out for three months to Goga Bhai (a high-profile pimp in Karachi) for one lakh rupees (100,000).” However, she says has no complaints about living with the man because she is treated well.
With the passage of time, girls from impoverished families also came to join them.”The motivating factor for most call girls in Karachi today is the considerable amount of money they can earn in the profession.
Some maintain they were compelled to enter prostitution because their families had no breadwinner left after the death or remarriage of the household father, while others cite poverty resulting from divorce.The British colonialists enacted special laws, created "red light" areas and assigned the task of protecting women sex workers to law-enforcing agencies.Municipalities overlooking the sex districts were given the responsibility of collecting taxes and providing health and sanitation services to the brothels.One call girl in Karachi claims: “My entire family depends on my income.My father died and I have to give at least 10,000 rupees every month to support my mother and the rest of my family.Rabai describes the girl as a “tithli" (fairy) and gives details of her age, figure, features and complexion.