Some call girls work with the pimps under a fixed monthly amount, and the pimps provide police protection, shelter and bear daily expenses.
Many call girls learn dance-forms like mujra to earn more money.
can be divided into three broad categories: women who have been trafficked or lured into the profession, women who have been born into the profession and women who willingly seek out a pimp to make extra money.
Trafficked women are mainly found in the brothels, while those who willingly join this profession work as call girls, usually accompanied by a dalal or bharva or pimp.
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.
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.
Some cities have red-light districts, but due to illegal status of prostitution, many sex workers work in homes and other private facilities.
Most of the prostitutes operating in affluent urban areas are educated and belong to the middle-class.
In 2003, approximately 20,000 minors were engaged in prostitution in .
A recent study indicated that major cities like Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad and Multan have large population of sex workers.
There are very few identifiable traditional red-light districts in the cities in is dispersed throughout urban areas in residential suburbs.
Cities like Karachi and Lahore are major base of operation for call-girls.