International Parental Child Abduction

Pakistan and the United States are treaty partners under the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Hague Abduction Convention).

The State Department has no higher priority than to safeguard the welfare of U.S. citizens abroad, the most vulnerable of whom are children.  We believe that courts in children’s habitual residences are best placed to make custody determinations and therefore it is our priority to return children who have been abducted to or wrongfully retained in countries outside their countries of habitual residence are returned to their home countries. Learn More

If you are an American citizen with an after-hours emergency, please call the Embassy or Consulate in your area and ask to be connected to the consular duty officer.

Islamabad: (+92) 51-201-4000 or (+92) 51-201-5000
Lahore: (+92) (42) 3603-4000
Karachi: (+92) (21) 3527-5000
From the United States: 1-888-407-4747

To call the Pakistani police, dial 15.